NYU's Irshad Manji in Conversation with Congressman Keith Ellison - June 16


Join Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today, and Congressman Keith Ellison as they discuss possibilities for reform in Islam and the directions being taken by American Muslims.

Join Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today, and Congressman Keith Ellison as they discuss possibilities for reform in Islam and the directions being taken by American Muslims.

This discussion on Thursday, June 16, will be at the Asia Society and Museum, coinciding with the U.S. publication the same week of Manji’s new book, Allah, Liberty And Love.  In her new book, Manji paves a path to reconciling faith and freedom — and she does so by showing us all how to develop “moral courage,” the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants to shut you up.  The Asia Society and Museum is located at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, Manhattan. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students.

Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, Manji is also creator of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Faith Without Fear. Deepak Chopra calls Irshad Manji “The new voice of reform, not only for Islam, but for all religions.”

Congressman Keith Maurice Ellison is a second-term U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district which centers on Minneapolis. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. A trailblazer in Americans politics, he is the first Muslim to be elected to the Congress and the highest Muslim elected official in the United States as well as being the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. Since his election he has he has become known as an advocate for American Muslims and has a strong record on human and civil rights issues at home and abroad.

The discussion will be followed by a book sale and signing.

For further information about the event, contact the Asia Society and Museum at 212.288.6400 or by emailing info@asiasociety.org . Media wishing to cover may contact NYU public affairs officer Robert Polner at 212.998.2334 or robert.polner@nyu.edu .

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