Upcoming Event: Book Signing with Dr. Jill Carroll...

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In A Dialogue of Civilizations, Dr. Jill Carroll makes a comparison between the Islamic Ideals of Turkish intellectual and philosopher Fethullah Gulen with the thoughts of well-known philosophers-Kant, Confucius, Plato, Sartre and John Stuart Mill - creating a discussion on basic humanistic subjects, such as freedom, education and inherent human dignity. She will be at University of Kansas at Lawrence Campus for the book signing day on September 24th, 2009 at 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  In A Dialogue of Civilizations, Dr. Jill Carroll provides a forum for interfaith dialogue through the progressive Islamic ideals of Turkish intellectual and philosopher Fethullah Gulen. Gulen , who is renowned worldwide for his work promoting education, cross-cultural dialogue and the reconciliation of science and faith, has spent his life thriving to solve societal and spiritual ills. (September 24, 2009 University of Kansas)

a_dialogue_of_civilizations.jpgGulen's theories are presented alongside those of well-known philosophers-Kant, Confucius, Plato, Sartre and John Stuart Mill-creating a discussion on basic humanistic subjects, such as freedom, education and inherent human dignity. Through this open conversation across time and culture, Dr. Carroll reveals the essential principles and deeply-held convictions that bind us all together, no matter what our religious beliefs.

About the Author: Dr. Jill Carroll is the associate director for the Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, as well as an associate adjunct professor in religious studies. Well-respected for her work promoting religious tolerance and for her thorough understanding of Gulen's ideals, Carroll wrote "A Dialogue of Civilizations" following her numerous trips to Turkey where she had the opportunity to visit schools and institutions founded by the people in the Gulen Movement. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.

 

Author: Dr. Jill Carroll

Book: A Dialogue of Civilizations (Available on KU Campus Bookstore)

Date: September 24th, 2009 Thursday

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Place: Kansas Union

Admission: Open, free of charge, refreshments will be served…

This event is organized by Intercultural & Interfaith Dialog Student Association

Co-sponsored by Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House