Education, Dialogue, Social Action


Religion and Human Rights After the 2016 Election

Samuel Moyn is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University. He received a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California- Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard University in 2001. He has written several books on European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and edited a number of others. His new book, based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, is Christian Human Rights (2015).

Public Panel with Professor Samuel Moyn Greg Johnson (Religious Studies, CU) • Susan Kent (History, CU) • Carl Raschke (Religious Studies, DU) • Joshua Wilson (Political Science, DU)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Eaton Humanities, Room 250 (second floor) CU Boulder campus 1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO

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What will the future of human rights look like after the 2016 election? How have religious traditions shaped our thinking about human dignity and democracy in the past, and how might the relationship between religion and human rights change in a time marked by developments such as populist movements, Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump? Our guest scholar, Professor Samuel Moyn, will join an interdisciplinary panel of CU and DU faculty to explore these questions, reflecting on the fraught history—and uncertain future— of religion and human rights.

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Communities in Conversation, Co-Sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado

Join us on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Masjid Abu Bakr (The Colorado Muslim Society) 2071 South Parker Road Denver, CO 80231

Out of respect for our host, please dress modestly and plan to remove your shoes upon entering. Head-scarves are optional for women. Please no smoking on the property.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm for Table Assignment

Please hold these dates for future monthly dialogues: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm April 25thand May 23rd

At these dialogue events we will:

  • Encourage an atmosphere of mutual trust and open sharing.
  • Foster mutually beneficial and inspiring relationships.
  • Create a foundation for further collaboration and interaction.

Free attendance – All are welcome

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Brave Coalition being n Screening with Michael Hancock


Isabella Bird Community School 2701 Lima Street Denver, CO 80238

The ñ Experience, is an engaging 90-minute presentation that combines a screening of the documentary “being ñ” infused with directors cut-style commentary from the film’s star and co-director Denise Soler Cox, offering viewers a unique perspective on the film and an unforgettable live experience.

In 90 minutes, Denise leads the audience on a powerful journey of cultural self-discovery and personal reflection. The result is a heartfelt, humorous and interactive experience that offers audiences a refreshing perspective on how to talk about culture and the feelings we all share around acceptance.

Post-screening we will host a dynamic discussion with Mayor Michael Hancock on the film and themes of culture, acceptance, bias, and privilege.

For more information and to register for this free event click here.

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Ausma Zehanat Khan at The Tattered Cover Book Store

Meet Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the acclaimed mystery novel,

“Among the Ruins”

From the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets, comes Among the Ruins, another powerful novel exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman’s murder.

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Tattered Cover Book Store 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80206

Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She has practiced immigration law and taught human rights law at Northwestern University and York University. She is the former Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women. Khan currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Professor Nader Hashemi, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.

Free and open to the public and all murder mystery novel lovers!

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A Presentation on Bullying and Assaults on Marginalized Members of Our Community

We will open with remarks from Jeremy Shaver, Assistant Regional Director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League. Jeremy will share what has happened locally and nationally since the election on 11/8/16.

We will then hear from an interfaith panel (Rev. Dawn Duval, Iman Jodeh and Katica Roy) about what has happened to them personally and to members of their communities.

Jeremy will conclude the presentation with suggestions for ways the audience members can respond to bullying situations that occur in their presence.

We will then break into small groups and share our experiences and reflections.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (Dagwell Hall) 1350 Washington Street, Denver 80203

Free attendance – All are welcome

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