PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 10, 2013 — The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in collaboration with the Muslim American Society (MAS), has announced its 38th annual convention, to be held in Hartford, CT, from May 25th through May 27th, 2013. The three day annual event draws close to 15,000 delegates from across the nation and features renowned speakers and community leadership.
The convention will include sessions on various topics pertaining to Islam and Muslims, to include a one day symposium titled “A Window to Islam”, on Saturday, May 25th, for individuals of all faiths or no faith. The sessions this year will focus on “Islam in the Modern World” and will cover the following:
The Place of the Quran in the Scientific Revolution
Modernity, Secularism and Islam
The symposium will include an open Question & Answer session, which will be geared towards fulfilling a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims.
“The objective of this event is to promote dialogue between different cultures and faiths to help contribute to a more peaceful and tolerant society,” said Asim Khan, Lead coordinator for ICNA’s WHYISLAM Project. “We look forward to welcoming people from all walks of life and to another great event that will draw thousands of people.”
Islam, the religion of approximately 7 million Americans and about 1.2 billion worldwide enjoins faith in One God, peace, and humility as well as social, communal and family values. The symposium will address the prevailing myths and misconceptions that are fueling Islamophobia. The diverse interactive gathering will provide an opportunity for people of various faiths and backgrounds to discuss a range of socio-religious issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims.
The convention also features Cultural Bazaar, Art Exhibitions, Free Evening Dinner, Cross Culture Interaction, Live Nasheed (Islamic Songs), and much more!
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06106
Saturday May 25th, 2013 from 2.00 pm to 7:00 pm
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