A Four Part Series Sponsored by the Catholic Biblical Studies Program Presented by Dr. Judith Martin

  • September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2, 2017 from 7 – 9 PM
  • Newman Center, University at Buffalo, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst, NY 14228
  • Cost:  $40.00 for the series

With 1.7 billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world and the fastest
growing religious community in the United States. Yet it remains the least understood of
the three Abrahamic faiths. This  introduction to the spiritual, cultural and political
dimensions of Islam will provide a framework for discussing basic teachings, practices and
a range of current issues such as gender, jihad and interfaith relations. Our exploration of
the diversity that exists within the Muslim community (ummah) will challenge certain
misperceptions and show why it is important to move beyond monolithic portrayals of
Muslims at home and abroad.

Dr. Judith Martin, a native of Buffalo who received a MA from Union Theological
Seminary in New York City and a PhD from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, is Professor Emerita from the University of Dayton where she taught courses on
world religions for more than 30 years and also served as the Director of the Women’s
Studies Program. Judith has travelled widely in the East and Middle East where she has had
opportunities to meet with educators and religious leaders from many different faith
traditions.

All Are Welcome!