FREE ‘FAITH WITHOUT FEAR’
SCREENING AT UH FEATURES APPEARANCE
BY CONTROVERSIAL FILMMAKER/AUTHOR IRSHAD MANJI
A preview screening of “Faith Without Fear,” one of
the programs in PBS’ upcoming series “America at a Crossroads,”
will be held at the University of Houston March 20. Its controversial
filmmaker, Irshad Manji, will participate in a panel discussion
about her efforts to reform Islam.
The discussion and screening, as well as a reception that precedes
them, are free and open to the public.
“America at a Crossroads” explores the challenges confronting
the world post 9/11, including the war on terrorism; the conflicts
in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops; the
struggle for balance within the Islamic world; Muslim life in America;
and perspectives on America’s role globally. Journalist Robert
MacNeil will host the series, which begins airing nationally on
PBS April 15. More information is available at: http://www.pbs.org/weta/crossroads/about/.
“Faith Without Fear” documents Manji’s international
travels and dialogues with Muslims concerning the current state
of their religion. Manji is the author of “The Trouble with
Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith.”
For more information about Manji, visit the web site: http://www.muslim-refusenik.com/.
Following the screening, she will be joined by Dina Al-Sowayel,
associate director of the Women’s Studies Program at UH, and
KUHT/Channel 8 reporter Patricia Gras to discuss her work and take
questions from the audience.
||Free screening of PBS
documentary “Faith Without Fear” and panel discussion
||6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Screening
8 p.m. Discussion
UH Entrance No. 1 (Calhoun at University Drive)
Parking available in Welcome Center parking garage
||Filmmaker Irshad Manji, UH professor
Dina Al-Sowayel and KUHT/Channel 8 reporter Patricia Gras will
discuss the documentary and take questions from the audience
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