CHAUTAUQUA Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Executive Director of the American Society of Muslim Advancement (ASMA) Daisy Khan return to Chautauqua to deliver a lecture as part of Chautauqua's Interfaith Lecture Series on Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.
Imam Feisal is the visionary behind the Cordoba Initiative, an independent, multi-faith, and multi-national project that provides innovative solutions to those areas where conflict between Islamic and Western communities undermines local and global security. He is a leading Islamic thinker and author of several books, including his new book Moving The Mountain, Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America, which is on sale now and available for order in hardcover and digital formats. Additional information is available at www.cordobainitiative.org/movingthemountain/.
Daisy Khan is executive director of ASMA, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening an expression of Islam based on cultural and religious harmony as well as building bridges between Muslims and the general public. At ASMA, she has led numerous interfaith events like the theater production Same Difference and the Cordoba Bread Fest banquet. She has launched two groundbreaking flagship programs: the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) and Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equity (WISE), global movements to empower Muslim youth and women.
Feisal and Kahn's lecture is part of Chautauqua's Week Two Interfaith Lecture Series themed, "2012: What's at Stake for the Common Good?" Interfaith lectures are held in the Hall of Philosophy weekdays at 2 p.m. Afternoon tickets are available for purchase at the Main Gate Welcome Center Ticket Office on the day of your visit. For $12, afternoon tickets grant access from 12 to 8 p.m. Combined morning and afternoon passes (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) are $30. For additional ticketing information, visit chautauquatickets.ciweb.org/ or call 357-6250.