Understanding Islam with Karen Armstrong

Over the last decade -- and particularly since 9/11 -- the question of how Islam fits into a globalized world has been asked and answered in a variety of ways. What is clear is that Islam is emerging as one of the first civilized challenges to globalization.
Author and lecturer Karen Armstrong is an original and inclusive thinker on the role of religion in the modern world. She understands both the acute differences among the world's great religions and calls our attention to their profound similarities during this presentation. She is the author of "The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Islam & Christianity." This event is intended to honor the Islamic Center on its 10th anniversary. Armstrong was a featured panelist at the Town Hall meeting on April 23. Co-sponsored by the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.

Length: 
50 minutes
Date Recorded: 
04/23/2006
Location Recorded: 
Schiff Family Conference Center in the Cintas Center at Xavier University