Talk on 'Is Coexistence Feasible? An Islamic Response' is Wednesday

Talk on 'Is Coexistence Feasible? An Islamic Response' is Wednesday

The Muslim Christian Dialogue Center of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, The Islamic Resource Group, and the Islamic Center of Minnesota invite the UST community to a talk by Dr. Jamal Badawi, professor emeritus at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Badawi taught in the fields of management and religious studies.

Dr. Jamal Badawi

This presentation on "Is Coexistence Feasible? An Islamic Response" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Badawi completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt, and his masters and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Badawi is the author of several works on Islam, including books, chapters in books and articles. Some of his works are available at and

In addition to his participation in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues in North America, Badawi has been frequently invited as guest speaker on Islam in nearly 38 other countries.

He is a member of the Islamic Juridical [Fiqh] Council of North America, The European Council of Fatwa and Research and the International Union of Muslim Scholars. He has served as a volunteer Imam of the local Muslim community in Halifax since 1970.

For more information, contact Lois Dament, (651) 962-5650.