The Parliament of the World's Religions and SCUPE invite you to an April 26 program in Chicago featuring Dr. Larycia Hawkins with leaders from the Parliament of the World's Religions and:
In a time of unprecedented political divisiveness in America and rampant violent extremism around the world, we need leaders with the wisdom and courage to bring about a more just and compassionate human community. Religious leaders have a special responsibility to answer this challenge, including collaboration with political and media leaders.*
Dr. Larycia Hawkins recently demonstrated how to do this. Acting on her conviction of “Embodied Solidarity,” the tenured political science professor at Wheaton College – a premier Christian Evangelical institution -- wore a head scarf (hijab) in solidarity with her Muslim sisters who were experiencing Islamophobia. Her courageous stand led to public controversy and, eventually, the loss of her job.
What is it? Where is it grounded in our religious and civic traditions? How does it address our contemporary situation? How can people of faith live it out?
These and other questions will be explored at this public meeting featuring a presentation by Dr. Hawkins with responses by key leaders from a variety of the world's religious organizations (listed above) as well as civic and political leaders. The program will also include audience participation and an opportunity to sign a Solidarity Pledge.
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WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT) • Add to Calendar
WHERE: Harold Washington Public Library • Multi-Purpose Rooms A&B • 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
TICKETS: $10.00 Registration on Eventbrite. Students free with code STUDENT. Space is limited, make your reservation now.