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IWP professors to participate in a weekend conference on Islam, the Middle East, and Christian Engagement with the Middle East

On Saturday, April 2, at 1 pm, The Hill School of Middleburg, VA will host a conference on Islam, the Middle East, and Christian Engagement; the conference will feature an impressive lineup of speakers. Marc Livecche, Managing Editor of Providence Journal, will be discussing theological and ethical issues that weigh in on the Christian worldview’s engagement with Islam, as well as the current crisis in the Middle East. Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Professor of History at The Institute of World Politics, will discuss the evolution of Islamic faith and its relevance to geopolitics today.

Dr. Chris Seiple, President Emeritus and Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Global Engagement, will be speaking on his advocacy work for religious freedom in the Middle East, including the issue of genocide against ancient Christian groups. Robert Nicholson, Executive Director of the Philos Project, an American nonprofit that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East, will also discuss his advocacy work with displaced people in Iraq, Israel, and Jordan.

Lastly, Dr. Tawfik Hamid, author of Inside Jihad, will be speaking on his attempts to reform Islam and remove the theological foundation for ISIS and al Qaeda’s virulent and violent form of Islam.

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