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Anouar Majid's lecture on Islam and the American Civil Rights Movement covered by Seacoast Online

amajid_2Seacoast Online published a story on a lecture given by Anouar Majid, Ph.D., associate provost for global initiatives and director of the Center for Global Humanities, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21st at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk.  Majid reflected on the role Islam played in the Civil Rights movement and explored ways to improve American-Muslim relations and make the world a better and safer place for all people.

King, Majid said, expressed "what I would call the gospel of America.... He focused very brilliantly on one of the greatest gospels, if you will, in our age," Majid said referring to King's understanding of the Declaration of Independence. "Because of that seed that was planted in the 18th century, all of this has become possible." Read the story.

Majid is the author of five critically acclaimed books on Islam and the West, including Islam and America: Building a Future without Prejudice, and a novel, Si Yussef, which has been the focus of much scholarly and critical interest. He is the editor of the magazine TingisRedux.

Posted on: 01/24/2013

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