Understanding Islam: A Community Conversation will be a held at First Presbyterian Church, 2-4 PM, at 819 15th St., Eureka, CA. All are welcome!
Rev. Molly Cate
Imam Emran Essa
Members of the local Muslim Community
The event will be facilitated by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg and is sponsored by the Eureka Interfaith Fellowship.
Here are some pictures as well as the archived videos from our event Understanding Islam, on Nov. 1st 2016. The first video is the lecture portion (HSU Professors Bill Herbrechtsmeier, Leena Dallasheh, Saeed Mortazavi). The second video is the Q&A portion.
On April 13, the Religious Studies department welcomed Drs. Roy King and Peter Underhill (HSU alum) to campus to speak on “Climate Change & Migration, through Genetics and Religious Studies.” Both drove from Stanford, and led over 100 students and communities members through a multi-disciplinary lecture and discussion of topical interest to many of us here on the HSU campus.
Underhill has been working in research that allows us now to understand ancient populations through detailed analysis of DNA typologies, that include many people from pre-historic cultures. He gave an overview of the science behind this, and Roy King followed with a discussion of how this research allows us to understand more about the emergence of ancient Israelite culture and the Hebrew Bible.
The event was a success, and we hope to have one or both of these scholars back for another event in the coming academic year.