Reconciliation in Islamic Thought and Practice

The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice and the Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, proudly brings you,

Reconciliation in Islamic Thought and Practice

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary

Program Summary: In light of increasing awareness of Islamic thought, practice, and theology, a panel will explore the concept of reconciliation from Muslim perspectives. Does the concept have the same meaning in Islamic theology as it does in Christian theology? What can Muslim religious leaders and activists contribute to the politics of reconciliation in the 21st-century conflicts?


Marcia Hermansen directs the Islamic World Studies Program and is a Professor in Theology at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches courses in Islamic studies and the academic study of religion. Her books include Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians (forthcoming) and Shah Wali Allah’s Treatises on Islamic Law (Fons Vitae, 2010).

Ebrahim Moosa is Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. A native of South Africa, Moosa is a leading scholar of Muslim thought and his research and teaching cover Islamic law, history, ethics, and theology. His books include Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination (Oxford, 2006) and Revival and Reform In Islam (Oneworld, 1999).

Session will take place at the Christian Theological Seminary, Shelton Auditorium, 1000 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Admission is free. 

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