The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Dr. Abbas Barzegar to Speak on "Stewards of the Earth: Islamic Political Activism in the Modern Age" this Sunday

This Sunday, February 7, the Dean's Forum will host Old Fashioned Sunday School and their guest speaker, Dr. Abbas Barzegar, in Child Hall. Dr. Barzegar, who is a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, an Assistant Professor of Islam at Georgia State University, and co-director of the Civic Approaches to Conflict Resolution initiative, will give a special presentation on “Stewards of  the Earth: Islamic Political Activism in the Modern Age.” From non-violent democratic pluralists to groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS (and everything in between), Islamic political activism has been a prominent part of Muslim social life over the last century. This talk will review the major features common to a range of global Islamic political movements, allowing audience members to better understand the complex contemporary landscape. Join us for this engaging and informative presentation from Dr. Abbas Barzegar, 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall.