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Kelly Figueroa-Ray
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Examining scripture's role in lived theologies and secular spaces
Examining scripture's role in lived theologies and secular spaces

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Check out Ambassador Nayed's plenary address at #SIP 's #WeaponizingScripture ? Graduate Conference at #UVA    

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Our 4th and final Panel Preview! #WFU   #Yale   #UChicago  
#SIP 's  #WeaponizingScripture ? ‪Conference begins this Sunday March 22nd at #UVA !  For all up-to-date information, visit: https://sipgradconference.wordpress.com

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Check out our faculty respondents for #SIP 's #WeaponizingScripture ? Conference #UVA  -- It's only a week away! 

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Check out our 3rd Panel Preview: "Scripture: Who's In? Who's Out?"
#SIP #WeaponizingScripture ? #UVA #Duke #NYU #BU

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Spread the word! #SIP 's #WeaponizingScripture ? conference starts in less than two weeks. Please plan to join us!
#UVA #UChicago #Yale #NYU #Howard #Regent #BU #WFU #AUC

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Check out our 2nd preview of the "Scripture and Subversion" Panel. We hope you will make it out for #SIP‬ 's #WeaponizingScripture ?  conference on March 22-23, 2015 at U.Va. Please check out our website for more information: https://sipgradconference.wordpress.com

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Here's the first of four previews that give you a sense of the amazing graduate students that will be presenting at #SIP's #WeaponizingScripture? Conference on March 22-23, 2015 at U.VA.

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Dr. Aref Nayed is the Libyan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. This year, Ambassador Nayed was ranked among the top 50 most influential Muslims in the 2014/15 edition of The Muslim 500 published by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan. During the Libyan revolution he was also the Chief Operations Manager of the Libya Stabilization Team, and before the liberation of Tripoli in 2011, he was appointed by the National Transitional Council of Libya as the coordinator of the Tripoli Taskforce.

In addition to his ambassadorial duties, Dr. Nayed is the founder and director of Kalam Research and Media, Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, Fellow of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute in Jordan, Visiting Professor at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul, and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Templeton Foundation. Among his past positions are professorships at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic studies in Rome and the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization in Malaysia. His published works include Operational Hermeneutics: Interpretation as the Engagement of Operational Artifacts (KRM, 2011), and the forthcoming Catholic Engagements: A Muslim Theologian’s Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue (KRM) and The Future of Muslim Theology (Blackwell).

For more information on Dr. Nayed, visit his profile on Kalam Research and Media’s website.

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