How can I stand before God
And show proper respect to the high God?

Should I bring an armload of offerings
Topped off with yearling calves?

Would God be impressed with thousands of rams,
With buckets and barrels of olive oil?

Would he be moved if I sacrificed my firstborn child,
My precious baby, to cancel my sin?

But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
What God is looking for in men and women.

It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
Be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously -
Take God seriously.
Micah 6:6-8, The Message translation

~   Mindy Stewart

The Power of Diversity Lecture Series: 
"Changing the Narrative About Islam and Muslims"
Wednesday, February 8, 3:00pm
Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom
Free and open to the public

This week Ramez Islambouli will give a talk titled "Changing the Narrative About Islam and Muslims."

As faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association, Ramez Islambouli has an office in the Church of the Covenant Interfaith Center and has been an adult forum participant a number of times. 

RSVP by visiting  or email your contact information to .

Mr. Islambouli, a native of Lebanon, moved to the United States in 1985, to attend CWRU.  He holds an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and a graduate degree in bioethics.
He is an adjunct professor of Islamic law at the Law School at Case, a part-time lecturer of Islam in the Deptartment of Religious Studies and a full-time lecturer and section head of Arabic language in the Deptment of Modern Languages and Literature. He also teaches Islamic studies at Cleveland State and John Carroll universities.

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