Events List

Events for October 19, 2013

Iliff on the Road: Islam and the West: Problems & Progress, Prof Sophia Shafi

October 19, 2013 9:00am-2:00pm

Description: United Methodist Church of Johnstown will once again convene a Pastor Marilyn Phelps Memorial Lecture featuring Professor Sophia Shafi speaking on “Islam and the West: Problems and Progress” The lecture was originally planned for September but is now scheduled for Oct. 19.

What is going on in Egypt? Is it a coup d‘├ętat? Is it a revolution? Is the military usurping power or did the elected government turn into a dictatorship? Everyone is telling a different story, who can we believe? Is there a path to peace? What should we be praying? The war in Syria continues, and is spilling over into neighboring countries. Who are the REAL players and who is funding them? Is the Muslim brotherhood taking over? How do Iran and Saudi Arabia figure in? Did the Arab Spring fail or are these the birth pains of democracy?

Shafi is a professor of Islamic Studies at Iliff School of Theology. Dr. Shafi will offer us insight into events that are changing the Middle East, as well as informed insight into what the current event might mean for the future of that region and the world. Please plan to attend on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-2.

Dates: Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: United Methodist Church of Johnstown, 108 King Ave Johnstown, CO 80534 (Johnstown is about an hour north of Iliff and easy to reach.)

Info/Contact: RSVP to the Church Office (970) 587-4444. Lunch will be provided. If there is a need we will provide childcare. A modest fee of $10 will help defray expenses.

Social Change Praxis: Government & Community Partnerships

October 18, 2013 1:00pm-October 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

Description: Nonprofits and government both work to strengthen communities and positive social change. In this era of stretched resources, how do these sectors work together and how can they create more impact? This course will explore the unique roles of nonprofits and local, state, and federal government; the importance of advocacy; and the nature of government-community partnerships. Using a combination of lecture and experiential learning, this course provides a pragmatic exploration of the important ways that government and community organizations, working together, can impact change around a variety of social issues.

This Social Change Praxis is open to Iliff students and Weekend Learners.

Dates: Friday, Oct. 18, 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210

Info/Contact: Iliff students register for the praxis along with other fall courses. Weekend Learners ($200/student) contact Leslie Inman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 303-765-3183. Alumni register with Carmen Baca, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or 303-765-3127.