The Islamic World Studies Program invites the community to attend a lecture titled “Peace be with you: Islam and its heritage of non-violence” by Amitabh Pal, editor of The Progressive magazine.
Lecture by Amitabh PalThe Islamic World Studies Program invites the community to attend a lecture titled “Peace be with you: Islam and its heritage of non-violence” by Amitabh Pal, editor of The Progressive magazine.
From the Crusades to September 11th, the prevalent notion among non-Muslims is that Islam is a religion that was founded on and continues to be defined by violence. In fact, that belief is a distortion of the religion’s tradition, of its history, and of the actions and beliefs of countless Muslims around the globe. There is a rich heritage of nonviolence in Islam—in its sources and history, as well as in modern-day Muslim societies. Pal’s talk will be invaluable for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, revealing an alternative tradition both can embrace.
Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive magazine, founded in 1909, and co-editor of the Progressive Media Project, an op-ed service, both based in Madison, Wisconsin. He has interviewed several eminent personalities for the magazine, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama, and Joseph Stiglitz. His work has been included in school and college textbooks, and he has appeared on BBC, C-SPAN and on television and radio stations throughout the country.