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Join us for speaker Professor Reza Jalali, a Kurd from Iran living and teaching in Maine, is a human rights and refugee activist and writer who teaches Islam at Bangor Theological Seminary and is Muslim Chaplain at Bates College. As a board director of Amnesty International, Jalali has led delegations to refugee camps in Turkey and Bosnia, and in 1992, he visited the White House as part of a national delegation to discuss the plight of Kurdish refugees fleeing Iraq.

"The movement of people across borders in search of safety, security and better economic opportunities, a current political talking point, has transformed Maine and the U.S. into diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual societies. Who are today's immigrants and refugees and how similar or different are they from the immigrants of the distant past? Will America keep its doors open, or unroll the welcome mat? "
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Center for Religious Tolerance added an event.

Join us for speaker Professor Reza Jalali, a Kurd from Iran living and teaching in Maine, is a human rights and refugee activist and writer who teaches Islam at Bangor Theological Seminary and is Muslim Chaplain at Bates College. As a board director of Amnesty International, Jalali has led delegations to refugee camps in Turkey and Bosnia, and in 1992, he visited the White House as part of a national delegation to discuss the plight of Kurdish refugees fleeing Iraq.

"Contrary to the common myth that Islam has arrived in the U.S. with the arrival of recent immigrants, Islam and Muslims have been part of the American story for many centuries. Muslims have arrived in the New World as explorers, slaves, immigrants, students, and refugees since the 14th Century. Many would argue that Islam, with 4-5 million followers, is an American religion."
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