Imam Abdullah Antepli will be receiving the 2024 Stan Greenspon Upstander Award which is bestowed upon an individual who has taken great risks and exhibits great courage in responding to hate. His speech that night will be titled, "To Heal Our Broken World: The Role of Interfaith Efforts in Uniting Us."
Imam Abdullah Antepli is a globally-acknowledged scholar and leader of cross-religious and cross-cultural dialogue in American higher education and in the non-profit world. His Muslim Leadership Initiative helps young Muslim American leaders understand Judaic and Israeli studies and cultivates compassion in the face of fear and hate. He has built multiple organizations that facilitate religious and spiritual life on America’s college campuses, sowing seeds of understanding between religions, while upholding their cultural integrity and dignity. He writes regularly on religious and cultural issues, contributing his vibrant voice in national and international media on this crucial area of public affairs. As a Muslim-American Imam and one of the few scholars bridging faith, ethics and public policy, and as someone who was born in Turkey, and has lived in three different countries, Abdullah Antepli offers the academic world an important element of intellectual, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity.
This program is part of Queens University Presbyterian and Pluralist Week - a week of events that showcase Queens' broad reach that embraces people of all faiths and world views. During this week we offer a range of opportunities to showcase diverse religious and spiritual voices. We explore the intersectional realities of religious and spiritual life at Queens and the wider community.
A dessert reception will follow the event. This program is sponsored by the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center at Queens University, the Belk Chapel at Queens University, and Queens Hillel/Jewish Life Program.
Sponsor: Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center at Queens University of Charlotte