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|zaytuna college Conference & Benefit Dinner May 25, 2013|
These are challenging times for Muslims in the West, partly because of the distorted perception of Islam in the larger society. Many Muslims, especially the youth, are ill-prepared when confronted by contemporary issues that were not explicitly addressed in the pre-modern theological tradition of Islam. A meaningful engagement with the modern world occurs, in many instances, along fault lines that challenge the very foundations of Islam.
Some of the best Muslim scholars in the West will shed light on these matters at a one-day conference on Saturday, May 25 in Anaheim, California. The conference, hosted by Zaytuna College, will include talks by Zaytuna's faculty members and prominent guest scholars.
That same evening, Zaytuna will host its annual fundraising dinner, featuringZaytuna co-founders Hamza Yusuf and Hatem Bazian, and President Jerry Campbell of Claremont College. They will discuss the importance of liberal education and how it can heal us and the society we live in. They will also highlightZaytuna's achievements, its goals for the coming months and years, and invite you to endow Zaytuna College.
Saturday, May 25 | Hilton Hotel | 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Conference Registration: 9:30 am; Program is from 10 am - 6pm
Benefit Dinner: 6 pm - 10pm
- Early Bird Ticket Prices (before May 20):
- Conference: $20 per person
- Benefit Dinner: $50 per person or $450 for a Table of 10
- Conference & Benefit Dinner together: $60 per person or $600 for a Group of 10
- Ticket Prices (After May 20):
- Conference: $35 per person
- Benefit Dinner: $65 per person or $650 for a table of 10
- Conference & Benefit Reception together: $85 per person or $800 for a group of 10
- Childcare ($15 per child) & Free Parking Available
|Fourth Annual Islamophobia conference|
Dr. Hatem Bazian, Zaytuna College Co-founder and senior faculty member, chaired the 4th Annual International Conference on Islamophobia at UC-Berkeley on April 19th & 20th. The conference confirmed the perverse and continuing problem of Islamophobia. The Conference highlighted research and projects that explore the maintenance and extension of existing power paradigms by bringing together academics, thinkers, practitioners and researchers from around the globe who engage, question and challenge the existing disparities in economic, political, social and cultural relations.
|Qur'an reading Workshop|
CARL ERNST OF UNC-CHAPEL-HILL
Zaytuna College is excited to be partnering with the Center for Islamic Studies and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the GTU in Berkeley for this academic workshop on May 5th. Ernst's keynote will be followed by a roundtable discussion with scholars both local and from across the continent: Dr. Munir Jiwa, Mahmoud Ayoub, Nargis Virani, Todd Lawson, and Zaid Shakir. An interactive break-out session will allow attendees to discuss a surah in detail in groups led by a powerhouse of scholars including Abdullah Ali, Ali Ataie, Mahmoud Ayoub, Carl Ernst, Marianne Farina, Todd Lawson, Mahan Mirza, Yusuf Mullick, Zaid Shakir, and Nargis Virani. Space is limited, please RSVP here.