By Beth Luce, Manager of Communication Services, University of Washington Tacoma
As part of its series on religion and politics, UW Tacoma’s Politics, Philosophy and Economics program, together with the Muslim Student Association, present Sufi Islam: Pathways to Interfaith Dialogue. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is slated for 6 p.m., Nov. 10, in the Carwein Auditorium on UW Tacoma’s campus.
Two speakers, Jamal Rahman and Ann Holmes Redding, will discuss their book, Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidence in the Quran with Reflections from Christian and Jewish Sources.
The book develops an understanding of interfaith dialogue based on insights of Sufi Islam. They will talk about their experience of implementing this vision of interfaith dialogue at Interfaith Community Church of Seattle.
Jamal Rahman, a Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Church in Seattle and adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, is a co-host on Interfaith Talk Radio. He is author of The Flagrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam.
Ann Holmes Redding, who is both a Muslim and a Christian, has a long and varied ministry as a professor, preacher, pastor and spiritual director. She has a doctorate in Christian scripture.