Posted on March 8, 2010 by Tia Lalani

Turkish theologian Nursi initiated a spiritual reform movement that treasures the gifts of Islam and addresses the fears of the modern secular state.

Presenters: Faris Kaya, The Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture
Professor Said Ozervarli, Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Marmara University
Zeyneb Salim, Georgetown University
Professor Thomas Michel, S.J., PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Chicago

The spiritual capacity of Islam is being called upon to address the challenges of both virulent secularism and religious fundamentalism. The Turkish theologian Bediuzaaman Said Nursi (1877-1960) initiated a spiritual reform movement that has millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system nurturing a spiritual revival that treasures the gifts of Islam and addresses the fears of the modern secular state.

Monday, March 8, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
C167, Main Floor of Classroom Building


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