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22 Oct 2013

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Sunni and Shiite Divide: Similarities and Differences, A Tip of the Iceberg in the Syrian Ideal

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Chatham University
Sponsored By: 
IUC

IUC October, 2013 Lecture of the Month
Topic: Sunni and Shiite Divide: Similarities and Differences
A Tip of the Iceberg in the Syrian Ordeal by Imam AdbuDemi'h A. Tadese
For more information contact IUC office at 412-467-6442

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412-467-6442

16 Oct 2013

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Genre Book Club - "Equal of the Sun" by Anita Amirrezvani: Historical Fiction/Muslim Journeys

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carnegie Library-Squirrel Hill Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

When a 16th century Iranian court is thrown into turmoil by the heirless Shah's death, his daughter, Princess Pari, incites dissent with her efforts to instill order and taps the assistance of a eunuch servant to navigate a Machiavellian power struggle.

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squirrellhillprograms@carnegielibrary.org

15 Oct 2013

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Muslim Journeys: Christian Concepts in the Quran

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carnegie Library-Squirrel Hill Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

Talha Ramani, a Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Mellon University Robotics graduate student, will present “Christian Concepts in the Quran: Jesus, John the Baptist and Mary”.

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squirrellhillprograms@carnegielibrary.org

08 Oct 2013

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Muslim Journeys: Judaism and Islam

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Carnegie Library-Squirrel Hill Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

Sheikh Atef Mahgoub, the Spiritual Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, will present "Judaism and Islam: 10 Major Similarities and More" as part of our Muslim Journeys series.

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squirrellhillprograms@carnegielibrary.org

01 Dec 2013

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International Cinema Sunday (United States)

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

The U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh, but Brooks' activities lead to many political and cultural misunderstandings. Directed by Albert Brooks, 98 minutes, 2005. Refreshments will be provided.

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newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

14 Nov 2013

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3 Poems by Rumi - Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

The 3 Poems by... Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Rumi. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance. To register call 412.622.3151 or go to http://www.carnegielibrary.org/events/details.cfm?event_id=87802.

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newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

06 Oct 2013

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International Cinema Sunday (Afghanistan)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

This powerful and remarkable drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. Directed by Siddiq Barmak, 82 minutes, 2003. Refreshments will be provided.

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newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

02 Nov 2013

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A Workshop with Jeff Halper: World Advocate for Palestinian/Israeli Peace

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (Ellsworth and Morewood Aves.)
Sponsored By: 
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East

The continuing struggle for a just and fair peace between Israelis and Palestinians should concern all of us. Dr. Jeff Halper is an American-born Jew who has lived in West Jerusalem for forty years and is co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD.org). He will be presenting a workshop on how we can best direct our energy to advocate for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

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