Sunday, February 16, 2:00-4:00 pm
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
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Join us as we explore Silk Road Rising’s recently released Obstacle Course, Jamil Khoury’s new video play. Loosely based on the play Mosque Alert, it explores reactions to a proposed Islamic Community Center on the site of a beloved landmark, precipitating a head-on collision between Not in My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
The workshop starts conversations and explores difficult topics like the complexities of allyship and our civic responsibility to others. It includes facilitated conversation and a series of interactive exercises which take place before and after a screening, The workshop is led by Jamil, who has extensive experience as a cross cultural trainer, and gives more time and attention to the complex themes within the piece. The desired audiences range from students, to civic and religious leaders, to people dedicated to interfaith dialogue and solidarity.
This event is co-sponsored by American Islamic College, A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and the Inter-Religious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary.