Drawing on works in anthropology and critical theory, this presentation focuses on the particular ways that discussions on women, gender, feminism and sexuality have been mobilized by the Euro-American left to discipline and exert power over Islam and Muslims in its own liberal image. This creates an index of “good” and “bad” Islam and Muslims – Islamophilia and befriending Muslims that uphold liberal values, and Islamophobia and intimidation for those who do not. How do we understand colonial conceptions and practices of time and space embedded in terms like “progress/ive” and “universal” so intrinsic to ministry, mission, and empire, colluding on the left and right? How are Western liberalism, secularism, and the “Judeo-Christian civilization” reconfigured vis-à-vis Islam and Muslim subjectivity, especially using the frames of law and citizenship? And, by what stretch of the American imaginary and under what conditions and limits, can we make possible expanded norms of recognition of Islam and Muslim life?
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:16pm
Sunday, January 27, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, March 2, 2013 (All day)
If you thought manuscript illustrations created by theologians trained in writing on calfskin with quill pens had become an extinct art form, you may be interested in a exhibit now at the Alameda Free Library (2nd Floor, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda).
The Center for Jewish Studies at GTU
A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Bezalel Naor;
Translator and Interpreter of the Thought of Rav Kook
"The Janus-Faced Messianism of Rav Kook: Planetary Consciousness / Ethnocentricity"
Thursday, February 14th, 12:30pm
Cheeseboard Pizza Will Be Served
Hedco, 2465 Le Conte Ave, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA
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Submitted by asiaproject on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:41pm
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm
Asia Project will host a Green Tea Conversation on the Statement of CATS VII with Dr. Moses Penumaka. The Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) is a bi-/tri-annual conference of theologians throughout Asia, founded in 1997. CATS VII, the Seventh Congress was held on the theme, “Embracing and Embodying God’s Hospitality Today” on June 30-July6, 2012. Dr. Penumaka will present and lead a discussion on the statements from CATS VII as he represented Asia Project and the GTU in the Congress. Dr.