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Timbuktu Talk Series: Ibadi Approaches to Muslim Unity in Tanzania

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for African Studies (CAS)
Location
108 Coble Hall and Zoom
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 7, 2023   2:30 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Kimberly T. Wortmann (Assistant Professor in the Study of Religions at Wake Forest University in NC)
Contact
Fangyong Kuma
E-Mail
ekuma2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

This talk will explore how the Omani diaspora in Tanzania has articulated Ibadi Muslim identity in the decades since the 1964 Zanzibar revolution. It will show that Ibadi leaders draw on a rhetoric of Muslim unity and religious tolerance to publicly demonstrate the inclusivity of contemporary Ibadism, while also showing the limits of inclusion by defining communal identity along ethnic and religious lines.

Zoom link: https://go.illinois.edu/DrWortmann

Meeting ID: 864 0736 5970  |  Password: 281243

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