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U Remembers: Misrepresented. Misunderstood.

October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ur2016posterA Conversation about Religious Discrimination with Simran Jeet Singh & Reuven Firestone
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are two well-known phenomena that fuel religious discrimination. Though they stem from distinctly different histories and ideologies, both have historically and recently been triggered by economic, political and social stress, and its perpetrators relied heavily on misrepresentation of a religious community. In this dialogue, professors Reuven Firestone and Simran Jeet Singh will explore how these two phenomena differ, but also how they illuminate one another.

Dr. Firestone is a professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at the Hebrew Union College of the Jewish Institute of Religion, and the founder and co-director for the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement with the University of Southern California. Much of his work focuses on religious phenomenology, comparative religion and religious dialogue.

Simran Jeet Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University, and a Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition. His work focuses on the history of religious communities, and more recently, on the examination of xenophobia, racial profiling and hate violence in post 9/11 America.


October 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Gould Auditorium
295 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112