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Release date:
Oct. 10, 2001
Contact: Elaine Justice, Assistant Director, 404-727-0643, or

Emory Panel To Discuss Questions of Religion and Violence

Emory University faculty will host a panel discussion on the role of religion in the recent terror attacks from the perspective of three traditions—Islam, Judaism and Christianity—at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Winship Ballroom of Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, on the Emory campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-727-7596.

Sponsored by the university's Working Group on Religion and Conflict, the panel will address the three religions' perspectives on their history, on interfaith conversation and on issues such as suicide, just war and the use of violence.
Panelists will include:

• Rabbi Leila Berner, Congregation Bet Mishpachah and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.;
• Michael Berger, associate professor of religion, Emory;
• The Rev. Mary Elizabeth Moore, professor of religion and education, Candler School of Theology, Emory;
• The Rev. Theophus Smith, associate professor of religious thought and African-American religion, Emory;
• Richard Martin, professor of Islamic studies, Emory;
• Ebrahim Moosa, associate research professor of religion, co-director of the Center for Study of Muslim Networks, Duke University; and
• Imam Ibrahim Pascha, Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam.

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