Saturday, October 9, 2010
WAGNER COLLEGE TO HOST FORUM ON BUILDING MOSQUES
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Wagner College will take on one of the borough’s most contentious topics of the year at a panel discussion on Oct. 18.
Called “Mosque Building in the Community,” the event will explore the pros and cons of constructing a mosque, focusing specifically on the mosque proposal in Midland Beach that failed, as well as the proposed mosque in Lower Manhattan.
The event is being held as part of the “Faces of God” lecture series that aims to facilitate interdenominational dialogue, as part of the goals of Ruth Qualben, a benefactress of the school, said Dr. Laura Martocci of Wagner College’s department of sociology, who is organizing the event.
The event, which is free, will feature three speakers: Jane Eisner, a columnist for the Jewish Daily Forward; Abe Greenwald, a contributor to Commentary magazine; and Haroon Moghul, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and executive director of the Maydan Institute.
Members of the audience will be able to address their questions toward the panelists.
The seminar is open to the public, and will be held at Spiro Hall, Room 2, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.wagner.edu/news/node/1538 or call 718-420-4068.
Community forum previewedNovember 2, 2010