Tuscon Dialogue with Dr. Sulayman NyangApril 16, 2011 | 10:00AM - 12:30PM
IICAA Tucson Grand Premiere Film Screening of Prince among Slaves, April 16, 2011. Doors open at 10am, Northwest Center - 2160 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ. This event is in partnership with Unity Production Foundation, Islamic Center of Tucson, Jasso Development & Planning, LLC, Pima County Board of Supervisors-Richard Elias.
Sulayman Nyang, PhD
Dr. Sulayman Nyang, chair of Howard University’s African Studies Department, has prepared a lecture entitled, “A Time of Civility? The Historical Roots of Interreligious Tension and the Prospect for Harmony.” This lecture examines, through a comparative method, interfaith cooperation during Abdul Rahman’s antebellum America, and the post 9/11 interreligious landscape of the early 21st century. What does Abdul Rahman’s period have to teach us about interreligious harmony and tolerance? How does this period shape the identities of religious communities in our day? Dr. Nyang comments: “At the time of Abdul Rahman’s life, slavery and the disrespect of other faith communities were paramount. Today America has evolved and matured and this higher level of spiritual and cultural sophistication stands to benefit immeasurably from the saga of Abdul Rahman.”