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John Carroll University Presents: Week of Islamic Art and Culture

March 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - March 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University presents the 8th Annual Week of Islamic Art and Culture from March 23-26.
All events will take place in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. – “In the Name of the Merciful God of Mercy” presented by His Excellency Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, M. Afr., the 2015 Tuohy Chair Fellow, in conjunction with the 2015 Tuohy Chair Lecture Series.
Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m. – Sufi Music performance.
Wednesday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. – Mrs. Tulin Olgun will give a demonstration of the traditional Islamic art of marbling or ebru. The demonstration will take place in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Science Center.
Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m. – A showing of the film “Turkish Passport.” Following the film there will be a question and answer session with Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies.
Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. – “Populist Islam in the 21st Century: Pop music, Televangelism, and Faith” presented by John Voll, Ph.D., professor of Islamic history and associate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit the Nursi Chair website at and follow us on Twitter @TheNursiChair.



March 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
March 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd
University Heights, OH 44118 United States
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