Sept. 23, 2010
30 Mosques, 30 States: An Interactive Discussion of the Experience at Webster University
Amid a firestorm of controversy surrounding the proposed mosque at Ground Zero, two young men began a life-changing journey spending each night of Ramadan in 30 different mosques across the United States. The two documented the differences and similarities they encountered along the way via their blog http://30mosques.com. Their story has appeared in TIME Magazine, CNN and many other major news outlets across the country. At a time when religious rights are being questioned, and tempers are high both in the United States, and abroad, 30 Mosques, 30 States brings a breath of fresh air to the discussion.
On Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq (photo) join the Webster University’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs for an interactive discussion of their experience and share the funny, inspiring and surprising stories of their travels. The presentation/discussion will be held in the University Center Sunnen Lounge, 175 Edgar Road, Webster Groves 63119. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs at 314-246-7658.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.