March 29, 2014 April 5, 2014
2014 Everding Lectures Announcing Dr. Omid Safi
Description: Join us for the 2014 Everding Lecture Series featuring Dr. Omid Safi, an Iranian-American professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. Dr. Safi is an award-winning teacher and speaker, and was nominated six times at Colgate University for “Professor of the Year,” twice at Duke University for the Distinguished Lecturer award, and has received two “Professor of the Year” awards at U.N.C. He is the author of numerous books and research articles. His Memories of Muhammad deals with the biography and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad. His other published books include Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism and The Cambridge Companion to American Islam.
Dr. Safi is a frequent speaker and guest writer in popular media including New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, and international media. He blogs regularly at “What Would Muhammad Do?” for Religion News. He is also the Chair for Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion, the largest international organization devoted to the academic study of religion.
The lecture series is delivered through the generosity of the Lee Palmer Everding & H. Edward Everding, Jr. Distinguished Lectureship Program in Anglican Inter-Religious Studies at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Iliff School of Theology.
The Everding Lectureship in Anglican and inter-Religious Affairs is a gift to the community from Emeritus Professor H. Edward and Lee Palmer Everding. Through a cooperative partnership between Saint John’s Cathedral, the Iliff School of Theology, and the Denver Foundation, the Everding Lectureship seeks to enhance interfaith dialogue via a series of speaking engagements by a guest lecturer.
Dates: March 29-30, 2014 – Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral
- Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Morning reflections on Islamic Spirituality with refreshments (open to the public)
- Sunday, March 30, 10:15 a.m. – Morning reflections on Islamic Spirituality (open to the public)
- Sunday, March 30, 3:15-6 p.m. – Abrahamic Initiative Interfaith event and reception
April 4-5, 2014 – Iliff School of Theology
- Friday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Omid Safi and Vincent Harding – Courageous Conversation: Islam in America and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy. Light refreshments
- Friday, April 4, 1-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Iliff Weekend Seminar: “The Heart of Islam: The Qur’an, Muhammad’s Life and Teachings, and Islamic Spirituality” (Fees apply and requires preregistration)
Location: Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203 | Iliff School of Theology, 2323 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210