A Compassion Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. September 10 at Converse College to discuss “When Islam Works — Three Muslim Visions of a Better World.”
Dinner will be served in the Barnett Room of the Montgomery Building on the Converse campus.
USC Upstate’s Dr. David Damrel will interpret three very different contemporary Muslim understandings of the place of Islam in building society and character, and explore some of the futures these visions imagine during a Compassion Dinner
Damrel is an associate professor of religion at USC Upstate with a Ph.D. in the history of religion from Duke University and a research focus on Islam in South Asia. Following a two-year fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in the United Kingdom, he taught for more than a decade at Arizona State University before relocating to USC Upstate. Since arriving at USC Upstate Damrel has helped found a program in religion and has received a Fulbright award to live and teach in Indonesia and recently returned from a six month sabbatical in Sarawak, Malaysia.
This event is sponsored by USC Upstate, Converse College and Congregation B’nai Israel.
The event is free, but please RSVP to (864) 582-2001 to attend.