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John F. Kennedy University's Berkeley Lecture Series 

Sun., March 23 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 7:00pm
Rethinking Respect:
The Challenge of Negotiating Religious Extremism in the 21st Century

Speaker: Bill Garrett, Ph.D.
JFKU Berkeley Campus
2956 San Pablo Ave. 2nd Flr,
Room L5
Free and open to public!

New strategies are needed for speaking across the gulf that separates Enlightenment values and the Theocratic impulses of religious extremism. Extremist movements - Islamic in Europe and Christian in America - have common psychological bases and very similar agendas. But they have different historical contexts: typically, Islamic extremism has roots in culture that has not fully accepted Enlightenment values; Christian extremism, on the other hand, entails a rejection of the Enlightenment values on which American culture is based.

Join Dr. Bill Garrett, author and professor of Philosophy and Religion at JFKU, for an engaging discussion on this very current topic.
Visit jfku.edu/berkeley for details on JFKU courses offered at Berkeley City College, and more info on this event.


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