Prof. Timur Yuskaev will speak on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautaqua, N.Y. as part of a weeklong interfaith look at Religious Voices in the City.
The institution’s website gives this introduction for the lecture series:
“The Bible starts in a garden and ends in a city. Ethicists, in speaking of the ‘suburban captivity of the church,’ wonder if religious traditions have neglected the city. As public space where strangers can meet, cities offer diverse groups opportunity to interact, but also to collide, and for individuals to both thrive and compete for limited urban living space and resources. How can religious and spiritual people and organizations foster urban spaces and environments that are humanly kind and just for all?”
Prof. Yuskaev is Associate Professor of Contemporary Islam at Hartford Seminary. For more information on his lecture, click here.