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Jihad: Past and Present - Dr. Leah Kinberg, Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies

April 7, 2014

Visiting Professor of Religion, Leah Kinberg (Tel Aviv University) will explore the contemporary and historic meanings of Jihad as a fundamental religious concept. The termJihad carries vehement arguments with formidable political & social implications.

Dr. Kinberg will analyze Qur’anic Jihad, follow its uses in prophetic statements, and explore its nature as it has changed through the ages to serve the causes of rival groups and situations, showing that it should actually be studied as a reflection of its time.

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Film Screening - "They Were Promised the Sea: Arab Jews between Homeland and Promised Land"

April 10, 2014

Film Screening
They Were Promised the Sea: Arab Jews between Homeland and Promised Land
Original Andalusian and Sephardic music recorded in Arabic, Hebrew, and Ladino

When:Thursday, April 10th 6:30 PM
Where: Kirby - 02 (Basement)

Post-film talk and Q & A with Director Kathy Wazana

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David Inczauskis - Religion Major - selected for the Senior Showcase

April 22, 2014

Senior David Inzcauskis was selected to be one of four graduating seniors to present at the 5th annual Senior Showcase program sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. This program recognizes exemplary senior research theses and projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates in their final year. Davids presentation, entitled "A Theoretical Analysis of the Historical Dialectic between Latin American Liberation Theology and Catholic Social Teaching,” is based on his Religion Honors thesis being advised by Professor Boyd. The presentations will take place Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3pm in the ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404. Event details and registration may be found at pdc.wfu.edu/event/7584.

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