The Religion and Public Life Program held a panel in an effort to address common misconceptions about the Islamic faith on Thursday. The panel consisted of three guests: Imam Wazir Ali, the imam of two mosques in Houston; Craig Considine, lecturer of sociology at Rice University and M. Hasna Maznavi, founder and president of the Women’s Mosque of America.
Pamela Prickett, a postdoctoral fellow in the sociology department and the event moderator, said the aim of the panel was to provide a platform to discuss the plurality of Islam.
“We thought it was important to have a different set of perspectives from what we conventionally hear in the media,” Prickett said. “[The panel is] geared toward everybody. We want to bring people in from all over the community.”
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