Our Sunday morning forums are open to all adults. We share 50 minutes of education and conversation to enhance the spiritual and intellectual life of the parish (generally from mid-September through early June). In 2017, we’ll experience forums that delve into four areas of life: Our God, Our World, Our Community, and Our Families and Selves. Topics for the coming month are below.
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10 am
Contemporary Islam in the U.S. Today
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed will share his perspectives as a Muslim in the U.S. in 2017. Ambassador Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. He has served as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and was the First Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Previously, Ahmed belonged to the senior Civil Service of Pakistan and was the Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K. and Ireland. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Diploma in Education and M.A. from the University of Cambridge.