A very interesting online happening is coming up soon: An online course on the rife (or should I say “ripe”?) phenomenon of Islamophobia and strategies for combating it.
It looks like a very timely and innovative initiative. I’m sure people from many walks of life would find this enlightening and helpful. Please check it out and consider supporting it, as I intend to.
From the announcement that I received:
What must we know about Islamophobia? And how can we fight it?
Register now for The New McCarthyism: Islamophobia, American Muslims, and the Progressive Response. Only $59 through August 7!
This is a three part teleconference course on how progressives and American Muslims can fight Islamophobia. With registration:
- Listen live to the talks and participate in the Q-and-A’s- by phone or online.
- A global course- Anyone in the world can participate!
- Download and listen to the recorded talks and Q-and-A’s at any time.
- Receive a Fighting Islamophobia resource directory.
- Get a free copy of All American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim (offer available while supplies last; limited time only; shipping only to US addresses)
Go to www.mettaversity.com for more details and to register.Course schedule:
- What is Islamophobia, and Why Should Progressives Care? (Live session July 22).
- Islam and Democracy: What American Muslims Believe (Live session July 29)
- Interfaith 3.0 and 5 Things Progressives Can Do About Islamophobia (Live session August 5)
Live sessions on Sundays, 3 PM PST/6pm EST. All calls are recorded and downloadable each week. You do not need to be on the call to participate in this course.
About the instructor: Jason Van Boom is a contributing author to All American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim (White Cloud Press, June 2012). He is the founder and original host of Islam and Authors, the first American program on new books about Islam and Muslims. An American Muslim with professional experience working for Muslim nonprofits, he is one of the first Muslims to be a professional historian of Christianity. Jason gives graduate level courses on Christian and Islamic history at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is a blogger at Huffington Post and Tikkun Daily, and a correspondent for ILLUME Magazine, an award winning media organization that covers news from an American Muslim perspective. Jason is co-founder and director of Nicholas of Cusa Institute, a think tank and academic research organization that specializes in issues of political and cultural identity.