Radical Love: The Legacy of Prophetic Traditions

with Omid Safi, Ph.D.

As we stand in the midst of grief and suffering, how can the prophetic tradition speak to us today, offering us hope? How do we have dialogue and solidarity with one another in an age of bluster and division? Where do we find not just our common ground, but higher ground

We will reflect on the luminous teachings of Rev. Martin Luther King, Rabbi Heschel and Malcolm X, discern their lessons for our particular time, and explore Radical Love as a redemptive possibility for us and the people we have dismissed as “other” so we may all live beautifully.  

The weekend will include presentations, reflective conversation and individual quiet time to enjoy the brilliant autumnal colors of this sacred place on the shoreline.

The retreat will run from Friday, November 2, to Saturday, November 3. For those staying at the Center, check-in is at 4 p.m. Dinner for all participants is at 5:30 p.m. with the retreat officially beginning at 7 p.m. It will conclude the next day at 4 p.m.  Single room accommodations are $320; $280 for double occupany. Commuters are welcome; the fee is $200 and includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.

Those who would like to take time for more individual reflection may extend their stay until 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, for an additional $115 per person.

Omid Safi is a scholar of the Sufi path, leading Muslim public intellectual and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, one of the leading institutions for research on Islam and promoting publicly accessible scholarship on Islam and Muslim communities worldwide. 

He is a professor of Islamic Studies and specializes in contemporary Islamic thought and Islamic spirituality. Omid is also the Chair for the Islamic Mysticism group at the American Academy of Religion, the largest international organization devoted to the academic study of religion. Omid is the editor of the volume Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism, in which he inaugurated a new understanding of Islam that is rooted in social justice, gender equality and religious/ethnic pluralism. His work, Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam, dealing with medieval Islamic history and politics, was published in 2006. His Memories of Muhammad is an award-winning biography of the Prophet Muhammad . He has a forthcoming volume from Princeton University Press on Rumi. The Carnegie Foundation recognized Omid as a leading Scholar of Islam in 2007-2008.

Omid has been among the most frequently sought speakers on Islam in popular media, appearing frequently in the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, BBC, CNN and international media. 

Sessions:  1
Dates:  9/1/2018 to 9/3/2018
Instructor:  Omid Safi
$320.00   (Class Fee)
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