Program: Why do people kill in the name of religion?
Speaker: Dr. Khaleel Mohammed
Religion is a motivating force for both violent and nonviolent action. Dr. Mohammed will explain how the role of religion helps form an individual's world view. He will discuss the ties between religion and violence and distinguish between authentic religion and religion used for personal and political ideology. He will help us think about what we are willing to kill for and what we are willing to die for and help us imagine a nonviolent future.
About the Speaker:
Khaleel Mohammed, PH. D, is Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. He received his Ph. D from McGill University on 2001. He is a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies. His specialty is in Islam, Islamic Law, and Comparative Religion.
Note: Meetings are free and open to the public. Dinner/Social time begins at 6:00 pm and the main program begins at 7 pm. While you are not required to purchase dinner, we do encourage you to take advantage of the Mainstream B & G's menu of good food and full bar.
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