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Worshipping the Same God

This is a past event.

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00pm

FIU MMC, Graham Center, Room 243 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook.  “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity...we worship the Same God.”  Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. The firestorm that followed exposed the rifts among evangelicals over race, Islam, religious freedom...and Donald Trump.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Larycia Hawkins and film director Linda Midgett, who produced a feature length documentary about Dr. Hawkins’ experience at Wheaton College.

Co-sponsored by Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS), MCCJ, Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and Women’s Studies Student Association

Free and open to the public and to all FIU students. Funded in part by CSO.  

For more information, call 305-348-7266.

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