Interfaith Lecture Series

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to explore the theoretical, historical, and philosophical views of various faith-based traditions and to develop a deep and abiding appreciation and understanding of the religious faiths, doctrines, practices, rites and rituals, and fundamental belief systems that impact the Virgin Islands community. It is our hope to bring awareness to the community of the similarities and differences we all share and how we complement each other; how faith-based organizations are addressing issues related to religious ethics, social justice, and/or societal well-being; and how they are making a change in their respective communities to promote peace.

  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Administration & Conference Center Room 142 ~ STT Campus ~ 5:30PM - 7:00 PM  

Malik Sekou

Malik Sekou, PhD.

Topic:  "Historical Evolution of African Centered Traditions"

 

  Dr. Malik Sekou is born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. His education included public education in the Virgin Islands school system, the University of the Virgin Islands, and University of Delaware. He holds a doctorate in Political Science and has worked extensively in the Virgin Islands political system—academia, consultancy, and public education.

  Dr. Sekou worked in the historic Commission on Political Status and Federal relations (1992-1993) as the Associate Director of Public Education in the St. Thomas-St. John district. He served as a co-host of the TV series “Choose or Lose” and worked to mobilize support for public participation in the 1993 referendum on political status and federal relations.

  In the aftermath, Dr. Sekou has participated in virtually all serious discussions on political status and federal relations in the Territory.  He is a sought after speaker on this issue as well as the related topic of constitutional development in the Territory.  His articles on burning political issues and related topics have been noted in William Boyer’s America’s Virgin Islands

  He has participated in local elections as candidate for Senate and Lt. governor and he has served as an elected Member of the Board of Education. With his wife, Dr Sheree Bryant Sekou, he lives in both the Virgin Islands and Texas.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Administration & Conference Center Room 142 ~ STT Campus ~ 6:00PM - 8:30 PM 

Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick

Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick, PhD.

Topic:  "Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean before Columbus to the Present"

  A world renown traveling lecturer, historian and author, Sheikh Quick presents his work on the Muslim presence in the Americas and Caribbean until the 19th century, despite the fact that there has been a Muslim presence in this region for over one thousand years. This work is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Americas and to help put into perspective the actual achievements and travels of Muslim explorers, merchants and settlers.

  Sheik Abdullah Hakim Quick have been an Imam and teacher in Jamaica, West Indies; Los Angeles, California; Toronto, Canada and Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past four decades, he visited over 61 countries around the world and have spoken to tens of thousands of people in universities, stadiums, mosques, churches, TV programs and public squares. His audiences have included Muslims, non-Muslims, academics, laypersons, artists, and political and religious leaders. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer and Resident Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and the Outreach Coordinator for the Canadian Council of Imams. 

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