Frequently Misunderstood Religions: Faith leaders' panel discussion

symbols representing a number of religious groups

Pew research indicates* the two most distrusted religious groups in America are Muslims and “Mormons” (a.k.a. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Sikhs are often confused with Muslims. And 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz and the Nazis' murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, the global resurgence of anti-Semitism is alarming. 

How do local leaders from these religious groups address the situation and how would they correct it? Come hear from panelists:

•Imam Omar Tawil, Islamic Community Center of Tempe
•Rabbi Michael Beyo, EV Jewish Community Center
•Derek Blamires, campus LDS Institute director
•Guru Dev Khalsa, Guru Nanak Dwara, Phoenix
•Alden Weight, ASU/CISA Faculty of Social Science, panel moderator 

* See Pew Research Center Report (2017), "Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Towards Religious Groups"

This panel is organized by Student Engagement at ASU Polytechnic campus and the Faculty of Social Science.

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Alden Weight, Honors Faculty
Wed., February 5, 2020, 3 p.m.
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom A
Polytechnic campus

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