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Journey to Pilgrimage: Anisa Mehdi on Covering Islam

Please join us for this special talk by Marsico Short-Term Visiting Scholar Anisa Mehdi.

Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Anisa Mehdi has three decades’ experience in mainstream American broadcast news. Her background and experience led to an unexpected broadcasting beat: covering Islam. A 2009 Fulbright Scholar in Jordan, Mehdi consults for the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and teaches documentary film at Seton Hall University.

Wednesday, April 15, 7pm

Location: Sturm 251

Light refreshments served

Organized by the Department of Religious Studies and co-sponsored by the Media, Film, & Journalism Studies Department and the Center for Middle East Studies

Are You Afraid of Sharia Law? Talk with Haroon Moghul

Reframing the Discussion on the Compatibility of the Qur'an, Shari`a, and Secular Democracy

Talk with Haroon Moghul - Muslim-American speaker, writer, and scholar

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: AAC 290

Co-sponsored with the Abrahamic Initiative - Reception Follows!

For more information, please view our online flyer.

Please rsvp to: info@abrahamicinitiative.org 

RLGS-ILIFF JDP student wins Theta Alpha Kappa Albert Clark Award

RLGS and the DU-ILIFF Joint Doctoral Program have the great pleasure to announce that – for the third year in a row – a University of Denver-Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program student has won the Theta Alpha Kappa Albert Clark Award.

Theta Alpha Kappa is the US national honor society for theology and religious studies; DU has been a chapter member since 2013. The Albert Clark Award is offered annually for the best undergraduate and graduate essays submitted to the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa , and includes a $500 prize. 

This year, Daniel Yencich has won the graduate award for an essay titled “God in the Central Tower”; his essay will be published in the Journal later this year or in 2016.