Faith Club Author Speaks at Vol State

Submitted on January 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Ranya Idliby has been working to transcend religious barriers and overcome stereotypes and she has two friends to help in the journey. Their book "The Faith Club" brings together a Christian, Jew and Muslim to explore faith and values. Idliby will bring that story to Volunteer State Community College for Unity Day 2011.

"The Faith Club" has been praised by critics as setting a path for a conversation many Americans may want to have. Idliby is a Palestinian-born American-Muslim. Along with Suzanne Oliver, an Episcopalian and Priscilla Warner, a Reform Jew, she tackles the issues keeping religious believers apart, and explores how a new context can deepen religious faith.

Idliby will speak on January 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. It is free and everyone is invited. For more information call 615-230-3461.

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