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First Tuesdays series continues with presentation on Muslim Spirituality

February 28, 2014

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry continues its “First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City” series next month with a presentation on Muslim spirituality. Rafeeq NuMan, Imam of Masjid ur-Rahim mosque in New Orleans presents "An African-American’s Journey to Islam," Tuesday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. The presentation takes place at the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, located downtown at 130 Baronne St. It is free and open to the public and includes a simple lunch at 12:15 p.m.

People of all faiths (or none at all) are invited to this annual interfaith series, now in its fifth year, that promotes dialogue, mutual understanding and collaboration on topics of spirituality. On first Tuesdays October through May, local leaders initiate conversations about their spiritual traditions and address the theme, “Spirituality in the City." The series is sponsored by the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Loyola Institute for Ministry and the Catholic Book Store.

“Religious misunderstanding is the source of such conflict in our world today,” said Tom Ryan, Ph.D., director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry. “In contrast, appreciative conversation with those whose faith differs from our own works against that conflict and can even enhance our own spirituality.”

For more information, contact Ryan or visit http://www.loyno.edu/lplc/downtown.

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