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Transcending Tragedy Lecture Series Begins

Contact: Finnegan, Lisa
212 636-7175
lfinnegan@fordham.edu


NEW YORK - In an effort to examine and understand the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Fordham University will sponsor a lecture series titled "Transcending Tragedy: The Fordham University Lecture Series on Sept. 11 and its Aftermath." The first lecture in the series titled "Love of Neighbor and the Law: An Islamic Perspective," will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham's School of Law, 140 W. 62nd St. The principal speaker, David Shaheed, Esq., is an African-American Muslim who has served as a commissioner, magistrate and judge for the Marion County Superior Court in Indiana. He is connected with the Imam Warith Deen Mohammed's Muslim American Society, which has been extensively involved in promoting positive and peaceful inter-religious dialogue. A panel discussion with representatives from the Christian, Jewish and Arabic Muslim communities will follow. Fordham's Transcending Tragedy lecture series is designed to encourage dialogue about the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath, and to explore the vast array of issues that will affect New York, the United States and the world. The series, organized by the Office of the Academic Vice President and the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, will discuss these issues from the perspective of various disciplines, including economics, psychology, theology and law. This first event, sponsored by the Fordham University Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer's Work, the Auburn Theological Seminary and the Jewish Theological Seminary, will be a positive catalyst for building and strengthening relationships and understanding among professionals of different religions and cultures. DATE: TUESDAY, OCT. 23 TIME: 6 P.M. PLACE: MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 140 W 62ND ST. NEW YORK, N.Y. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx and Manhattan, a graduate center in Tarrytown and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 10/01

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