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Conference explores Muslim leader's teachings  

Jan 12, 2009  
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Perspectives of Islam often are fueled by sensational world events, leaving a connection in people's minds between the religion and extremist behaviors. On Jan. 17-18, a national conference at Ohio University will draw attention to the teachings of Muslim leader Mahmoud Mohamed Taha (1909-1985), who promoted peaceful and progressive interpretations of the religion. Here, two members of Taha's Republican Brotherhood movement -- Steve Howard, the university's director of African Studies, and Ismail Elmahdi, associate director of instructional technology for the university's Center for International Studies -- discuss the values of peace, democracy and equality that Taha espoused.

Click here for additional details about the upcoming progressive Islam conference, which will feature addresses by Asma Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, daughter of the late teacher, and Princeton University scholar Cornel West.



Related Links
100 Years of Progressive Islam conference Web site:  http://www.african.ohio.edu/Conferences/ 

Published: Jan 12, 2009 10:37 AM  

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