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CIS News for February 2017

Congratulations and our gratitude to Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar, for her extraordinary work on curating the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, at the Doug Adams Gallery, Center for the Arts & Religion, GTU, January 31 to May 26, 2017. For the exhibition catalogue/book, opening reception on Jan 31, public events and dialogue programs, including a community forum to meet the artists on Feb 1, please see:

CIS is pleased to co-sponsor a public event on February 6 at the Hillside Club in Berkeley with Carol Bier, who will speak on the Reverberating Echoes exhibit. Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 7:30pm

CIS is pleased to announce and cosponsor an event with Zawaya, Art Against All Odds: Black & Muslim Expressions of Love & Faith, to be held on Feb 11, 7-9pm at Mission de Santa Clara de Asis, SCU. Free event but must register:

As part of Interfaith Harmony Week, the CIS-CJS Madrasa-Midrasha program is honored to host Prof. Mahmoud Ayoub, who will present on Scriptures and Revelation in the Abrahamic Traditions to be held on either Feb 13 or 14, from 12-2pm. Final details tbc: /centersandaffiliates/islamicstudies

Dr. Munir Jiwa’s spring course at the GTU on Islam in the Public Sphere is open to community members, including course related public events on Black History, Islamophobia, Islamic Art, and events promoting dialogue and solidarity in the new political climate of fear and exclusion. For info, please email: