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Dialogue & Friendship Awards Dinner 2018

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Adam W. Herbert University Center

University of North Florida

12000 Alumni Dr.

Jacksonville, Florida 32224

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An unlikely friendship

Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville is looking forward to hosting its 10th annual Friendship and Awards Dinner on Thursday March 1, 2018. Join us to hear from our international guest speaker from the UK, author and journalist Carla Power.

A journalist specializing in Muslim societies, global social issues and culture, and author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. Carla Power's eye-opening story of her year spent studying with longtime friend, traditional Islamic scholar, Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.

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Carla currently writes for Time and other publications, and is a former correspondent for Newsweek, where she produced award-winning stories, reporting from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Vogue and O: The Oprah Magazine to The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Foreign Policy.
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University of North Florida

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