A historic symposium bringing together diverse voices from leading scholars of Shi’a thought and communities across Zaydi, Ismaili, Alevi, Alawite, Bektashi, & Twelver Ja'fari Muslim denominations and beyond at Harvard University.
Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs
Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
"Shi'ism: Unity and Diversity"
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
University Professor of Islamic Studies, The George Washington University
April 5, 2021
11:00AM – 12:15PM EDT | 8:00AM - 9:15PM PST
All sessions will be held online via Zoom. The symposium is free and open to the public. Register below:
- Special thanks to @S_A_B_S_ @HarvardWCFIA @HLuceFdn and our speakers @PMaryMcAleese, @durhamwc, Jim Christie, Audrey Kitagawa, @DrChinmayP, David Rosen, Elizabeth Kitanovic, @MereteBilde, @BishopStrange, @rabbidweck, and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi.
A World of Faith is a podcast series led by Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director-General & Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, & moderated by Michel Nehme, Harvard undergrad. The podcasts explore interfaith, history, & contemporary affairs. Listen: t.co/WdWnBatX0T t.co/KDN4p1RB2G
Join us tomorrow for a discussion on Ashura and its profound impact on Shi'a identity. Mahjabeen Dhala, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, will explore Ashura discourses that remain relevant to contemporary concerns for peace and justice. Register: t.co/f6XQCfDA5a t.co/GmwffrpS0J
- For attendees interested in background reading, read a downloadable PDF of Korom's article here: t.co/6C9Gwrtpbc For more information on the event, see here:
Join us tomorrow with Frank J. Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University, to discuss the practice of Muharram in the Caribbean, known as Hosay in Trinidad, and investigate the boundaries between culture and religion. Register: t.co/S5QzFdVFft t.co/w0sECCK7G2