Rumi and Islam: Insights for Our Time will be held at Cummins Room
Rumi and Islam: Insights for Our Time
Members of the First Universalist community are invited to this Sufi Center Minnesota program sponsored by the Minnesota Shadhiliyya Sufi Community and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas, hosted at First Universalist Church.
You are invited to a free special presentation by Dr. Alan Godlas, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Georgia and a lifelong practitioner of Islamic Sufism, on Friday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cummins Room at First Universalist Church. Dr. Godlas speaks and translates poetry and writings from the original Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. In his teaching, he combines his knowledge of religion and spirituality with humor, compassion, commitment to Unity, and deep gratitude in order to further our understanding of ourselves as humans and as spiritual beings who are beloved by the One who created and sustains us. He is also known by his Sufi name, ‘Abd al-Haqq,’ meaning Servant of the Truth.