Co-sponsored by Southern Methodist University's
Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Clements Department of History
Stanton Sharp Lecture Series
"Worlds of Islam" Series
Since its inception, the United States has been a haven for religious freedom and inquiry. Although Christians account for a large percentage of the religious groups in America, there has been an increase in a number of other religious groups -- among them, Islam. In fact, it is estimated that there are more than 5 million Muslims in the United States.
In an effort in increase understanding of this dynamic faith and its people, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and the William P. Clements Department of History will presented a series in the fall of 2002 comprising of two lectures and a full-day symposium.
This three-part series looked at the successes and failures of Islam's relationship with the non-Islamic world in historical, political, and personal terms. It moved in time and place from Medieval Islamic Spain to Muslim Americans in North Texas communities, and conclude with fresh perspectives on contemporary issues in the Middle East.
First in the "Worlds of Islam" Series:
"Conflict and Coexistence: Muslims and Christians in Medieval Spain"
Second in the "Worlds of Islam" Series:
"Islam in North Texas"
Third in the "Worlds of Islam" Series:
"Four Years in the Middle East: The Trail of History"
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