Perkins To Host Rumi Seminar: March 21, 2015
DALLAS (SMU) – Perkins School of Theology, with the Institute of Medieval and Post Medieval studies and The Dialogue Institute, will host a Rumi seminar on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, located on the SMU campus at 5901 Bishop Blvd. Four nationally recognized speakers will examine Rumi, the great mystic philosopher of 12th century whose universal message of religious harmony and peace in the world has influenced both east and west.
The speakers include:
• Dr. Robert Hunt, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
• Dr. Ori Soltes, Georgetown University
• Dr. Farid Younos, California State University
• Dr. Mahmoud Sadri, Texas Women's University
Registration cost is $15, which includes a light lunch. Register online: http://www.rumiseminar.eventbrite.com.
For further information, contact Basheer Ahmed M.D. at 817.907.6080, or Mahmet Soyer at 972.822.4056.
Co-sponsors also include the Multicultural Alliance and the Rumi Foundation for Peace and Education.
Dr. Basheer Ahmed
The Mystical Mind of Rumi: Universalism in an Age of Conflict
Dr. Ori Z Soltes, Georgetown University
Ney Nameh, The Epistle of the Reed, The Life & Philosphy of Rumi in 18 lines of Poetry
Dr Mahmoud Sadri
Texas Woman's University, Denton
LUNCH and Exhibition (Muslim Scholars' Contributions to Civilization)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Farid Younos California State University
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Rumis’ Influence Today
Bashir Ansari, SMU
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Mehmet Soyer, Dialogue institute
Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.