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'Muslim Journeys' Discussion Series to Conclude with Islamic Educator

Dr. Ashrah Traboulski to Speak on 'Muhammad' and 'Children of Abraham' Books

February 13, 2014

Wilmington College will conclude its four-month dialogue series on the world of Islam, “Pathways of Faith,” with a presentation by a scientist/educator Dr. Ashrah Traboulski Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center.

Traboulski is a scientist at Procter & Gamble and an educator with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. He will review and lead discussion of J. Brown’s book, Muhammad, Very Short Introduction, in addition to speaking briefly on Children of Abraham by Esposito and Peters.

Jean Mulhern, director of WC’s Watson Library, said it is “not necessary to have read the books to enjoy Dr. Traboulski’s presentation.” She also noted the event is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

The series was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the National Library Association. Previous programs in the WC series included a panel discussion on the commonalities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as dialogue on selected books, poems and films related to the world of Islam.

Marlaina Leppert-Wahl, assistant professor of political science, described the “Pathways of Faith” series as seeking to “build community bridges through sharing and understanding, modeling civil discourse and deepening personal faith through reflection.”

Leppert-Wahl served as the program scholar while Mulhern was in charge of arrangements. Cooperating sponsors included Watson Library and the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College, along with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.