Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech | Kent State University

Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech

Start Date: 11/4/2015 Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 11/4/2015 End Time: 8:00 PM

Kent Campus - Library
Room: First Floor Quiet Study Area

Purpose of the event
To engage in a variety of civic activities and invite others to generate and share insights, thereby removing barriers to confidence-building and trust. 
This sharing of insights and understanding can then create real opportunities for mutual respect and appreciation, offering an environment in which a shared narrative can be rooted.

Description of the event
The invited panel members of different faiths and backgrounds will discuss about sacred figures own faith perspective. They will reflect on places, values and implications of these sacred on people and community. 

Discussion will promote peace and nonviolence based responses and actions against offending remarks toward sacred.

It will be an interfaith and intercultural engagement about 'change through non-violence' in a respectful and relaxed atmosphere, between panel members and the audience as participants. 

Murat Gurer, Director, Niagara Foundation, Cleveland  

Dr. David Odell-Scott, Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University.
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, Professor, Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies, John Carroll University  
Dr. Peter Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies, Case Western University

Cultural Diversity Association of Kent State University
Kent State University Libraries

Niagara Foundation, Cleveland
Religion Studies Program at Kent State University

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