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Dr. Abdullah Antepli, Religious Extremism and the need for Interfaith communication.

Friday, February 6th, 2015.

The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest- El Paso branch, in collaboration with University of Texas at El Paso- Religious Studies Program and El Paso Community College – Diversity Programs had the pleasure to present Duke University Lecturer, Dr.Abdullah Antepli, to speak on Religious Extremism, ISIS and and the need for Interfaith Communication.

Abdullah Antepli is the Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs and Islamic Studies Faculty member at Duke University. Mr. Antepli is also the Founder and an Executive Board Member of the Muslim Chaplains Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. He has worked at Wesleyan University, Hartford Seminary, and now at Duke where he seeks to engage students, faculty, and staff in interfaith communication and actions for greater understanding and social justice.

Dr. Abdullah Antepli, had two presentations, one at The University of Texas at El Paso, and the other one at El Paso Community. More than 100 people attended the program at UTEP and other 250 people gathered at the EPCC program. Dr. Abdullah addressed the delicate issue of religious extremism, often portrayed in terrorist groups like ISIS, and in past historical events such as the crusades.

“The problem, most of the times, is the lack of education, and I try my best to play my constructive part by educating others.”

We were featured in the following media channels. Please click the link(s) to watch the full interview(s) and article(s).

ABC7: http://www.kvia.com/video/religious-extremism-and-isis/31141856

KFOX: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Imam-dispels-misconceptions-about-Islam-and-ISIS-at-UTEP-74140.shtml#.VNWkpvnF9Jk

El Diario: http://diario.mx/El_Paso/2015-02-07_ebf40b92/llama-lider-islamico-a-revalorar-su-religion/

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