Social Justice and Qur’anic Social Ethics: Contemporary Explorations

with Celene Ibrahim, PhD

How can we cultivate the ideals of civility, dignity, honesty, truth, commitment, courage and generosity that undergird our great wisdom traditions? What ethical guidance does the Qur'an, in particular, give for our contemporary efforts to live conscientiously and in relationship with one another? Through this workshop, we will explore our individual and collective understandings of social ethics and our ideas about social justice. We will probe how our contemporary social issues and initiatives compare and contrast with the issues and priorities addressed within the Qur'an.

The workshop is suitable for individuals of all backgrounds, but will be of particular benefit to those engaged in community activism, advocacy, and interfaith solidarity efforts. 

The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $85 with limited scholarships available for students.

Celene Ibrahim, PhD, is a widely published scholar and pioneering American Muslim faith leader known for her commitment to fostering Islamic learning, civic engagement, and cross-cultural encounter. Dr. Ibrahim earned highest academic honors at Princeton University, became the first Muslim to earn a degree in divinity studies at Harvard University, and received Brandeis University’s  first doctorate in Arabic and Islamic civilizations.

She is currently the Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University. Her forthcoming book will be Female Figures in the Qur'an (Oxford University Press). Her newest book is One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock, 2019), an anthology that explores religious pluralism in twenty-first century America through themes such as human vulnerability, interfaith solidarity, resilience in the face of discrimination, and love across lines of identity difference. You can read Celene's description of the book, which appeared in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin.

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