LEWISTON – Ibrahim Kalin, assistant professor of religion at the College of the Holy Cross, presents “Islam as a Spiritual and Intellectual Journey: Reflections of a Scholar” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, at Bates College, Campus Avenue.

The public is invited attend this free presentation, part of the series “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2003-04,” sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Call 786-8272 for more information.

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in North America, Kalin says, but it is still poorly understood and frequently maligned in the United States.

The holy month of Ramadan, a time of worship and contemplation, is drawing near, and in his presentation Kalin will discuss Islam from the perspectives of his own spiritual commitments and experiences as a scholar of Islam and as a musician with a particular interest in the Turkish Sufi musical heritage.


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