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Near D.C.? Join Us to Learn About Role of Religious Law in America

Near D.C.? Join Us to Learn About Role of Religious Law in America

Over the last several years, there has been a barrage of legislation introduced at the state level under the guise of “protecting” secular law from religious influence. But in reality, many of these initiatives are obviously or surreptitiously targeting American Muslims. The rhetoric that has emerged out of these legislative campaigns has too often been rife with harmful inaccuracies and generalizations that infringe on the civil rights and religious liberty of Americans.  As a religious minority, Jews know all too well the dangers that arise when stereotypes and religious bigotry is allowed to flourish.

Join Rabbi David Saperstein and other respected religious leaders to learn more about this important subject.

The Role of Religious Law in America:
Interfaith Perspectives on Islam, Shari’ah, and the U.S.

Monday, July 16 ~ 7:30pm-9pm
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC

Panelists include:  

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, Founder, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director, All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, and President, Islamic Society of North America
Dean Robert Destro, Professor of Law, School of Law, Catholic University of America; Director/Founder of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion

This event is cosponsored by:

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. Through education, legal outreach and advocacy, KARAMAH contributes to the understanding and promotion of human rights worldwide, particularly the rights of Muslim women under Islamic and civil law.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values, a national campaign of religious, interfaith and faith-based organizations dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment.

 

 

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