There is hardly a person who watches television, reads a newspaper, or listens to the radio who has not formed some opinion about Islam and Muslims. There are many reasons for this, most of which have to do with various perceptions of the roles played by Islam and Muslims in domestic and international politics. One of the problems, however, with media attempts to understand these "roles" is that these attempts are almost always superficial and thus often inaccurate. Building on a basic premise in the critical study of religion, this presentation identifies salient issues in the mass media coverage of Islam and Muslims, and seeks to explore key complexities left unaddressed by the average media sound bite.
Our speaker is Scott Alexander. Scott is the Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Scott is a well-known and highly recognized expert on the Islam religion. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. ALL are welcome!To learn more about Trinity Conversations That Matter, visit our series site.