Full Program: March 23-26, 2023
Session at Plymouth Church (see schedule below) at 6pm on Saturday, March 25.
Visiting Scholar in Religion
Dr. Celene Ibrahim is an accomplished scholar, author and teacher. A member of the faculty at the Groton School in Boston, Ibrahim teaches ethics, philosophy and comparative religions. She has served as the Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University, as Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological Seminary, and as a member of the religion faculty at Merrimack College. She has been a special lecturer at the Boston Islamic Seminary, the Hartford Seminary and the Episcopal Divinity School. She has served as the Co-Director of the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education, a nationally recognized program on interfaith education.
Author of One Nation Individual: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets, (2019); and Women and Gender in the Qur’an, (2020); Islam and Monotheism (2022).
“As a public voice on issues of religion and civic engagement, Dr. Ibrahim is deeply committed to counteracting bigotry and fostering pluralism, integrity and civic responsibility.”
-- from Dr. Ibrahim’s website
Program Events and Presentations:
All events are open to the public
Thursday, March 23: Kansas and Haskell Universities
Informal conversation with students at Haskell University.
Classroom discussion at KU
Lawrence Community Library (Vermont Street) 6:30 p.m.
“Uncommon Alliance, Common Good:
Making Religious and Philosophical Diversity Our Strength”
Friday, March 24: Islamic Center of Lawrence, 1917 Naismith Dr,
6:00 p.m., Iftar Service
Presentation. “Women and Gender in the Qur’an”
Followed by a dinner prepared by the members of the Islamic Center.
Saturday, March 25: Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highlands Ave., 12:00 pm
“Jewish-Muslim Feminist Futures”
Plymouth Congregational Church 925 Vermont St. 6:00 p.m.
“Sacred Wisdom for Contemporary Times: Lessons on Thriving from Biblical Women in the Qur'an."
Sunday, March 26: First Baptist Church, 1330 Kassold Road.
Presentation at Adult Education Forum, with video links for other faith communities.