Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion
About The Event
AMI Research Seminars
Date: March 16, 2017
Venue: AMI Conference Room, Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK
Lecturer: Dr Jafar Morvarid (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)
Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a platform that brings together academic researchers, postgraduate students and other practitioners from different institutions for the dynamic exchange of ideas and research. The key objective is to showcase, develop and encourage cutting edge research in those areas of the study of Islam and Muslim societies that corresponds to the overall goals and aspirations of the Institute.
The Institute invites and facilitates renowned academics to present their research papers in a unique forum, which includes the Institute’s faculty and post-graduate students, alongside practitioners and experts from across a wide institutional base. The aim is for participants to gain information regarding the latest research in a variety of fields, as well as being given the opportunity to contribute to the further development of the research ideas presented.
Dr Jafar Morvarid is an assistant professor of philosophy at Ferdowsi University in Iran and the dean of the Department of Interfaith Dialogue at Al-Mustafa International University of Mashhad, where he operates different interfaith projects. Morvarid was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum. He recently began Hartford Seminary’s International Peacemaking Program.
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