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, 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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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 a Professor for Political Science and History at the University of the Virgin Island College of Liberal Arts and Social Science.



Professional Development Lectures


James Maddirala   “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”

Date: TBA

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Place: ACC Room 142 - 1st Floor (St. Thomas Campus)


Presenter:  Dr. James S. Maddirala

The Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism presents the work of Stephen Covey’s book entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This 2-part free lecture presented by Dr. James S. Maddirala provides a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. His book has been a top-seller and presents the ethical basis for human relations using the 7 habits. He presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning one's values with so-called "universal and timeless" principles and promotes what he labels "the character ethic".  As David Starr Jordan stated in the first line of the book, “There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.” And that is how the author sets out to attempt to change our deepest paradigms.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy V. Coram Vialet @ 340-693-1003 or email us at If you are interested in attending this lecture, please RSVP.