Sounds of Faith

Sounds of Faith
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: American Islamic College
Start Date: October 24, 2021 (3:00pm)
End Date: October 24, 2021 (4:30pm CT)
American Islamic College Auditorium – United States

The Sounds of Faith program was inspired by Dr. Shakeela Hassan, Founder of Harran Productions Foundation.

Shakeela Zia Hassan is a philanthropist, interfaith event and film producer, and author engaging human rights and values across communities. Her work bridging traditions is informed by a journey spanning Hyderabad to Chicago, and by her training at the University of Chicago, where she retired as Associate Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Her care for vulnerable populations has ranged from the 1956 polio epidemic to the COVID-19 crisis.

As a producer and fundraiser, her credits include the documentaries Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, Ties That Bind, and The Sounds of Faith, Centered at her Harran Productions Foundation, the Sounds of Faith initiative has generated over 20 events from Chicago to New York and Doha, Qatar. Shakeela has served as an advisor to the International Human Rights Law Institute, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology, and Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. In Chicago’s near western suburbs, Shakeela and her late husband Zia Hassan, longtime professor and dean of Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, helped to establish and serve the Islamic Foundation Villa Park and its intercommunity outreach across the distances and diversities.

The Sounds of Faith is a unique media and educational outreach project which focuses on the power of sound, rhythm and movement in religious and spiritual contexts. Sound unites people of faith by providing them with a tonal frame of reference which appears every bit as effective in creating and maintaining a religious or spiritual connection as the written text.

Dr. Hassan’s Sounds of Faith has been recognized globally for its interfaith and intercultural commitment to both the understanding and the celebration of human diversity and love of Creator.

Join us as we hear the sounds of faith and worship from the Native American, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim traditions!

This program is brought to you by American Islamic College, The Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at the Lutheran School of Theology, and The Interreligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary. The theme for this Sounds of Faith revolves around seeking peace amidst chaos; how do our respective traditions find strength and unity during a time of contention and disarray.

This event is a live, public event. You are invited to join us online or in-person. All attendees will receive a link. Please indicate in your registration if you will attend in-person, signaling that you agree to AIC’s COVID-19 policy. Please see AIC’s COVID-19 campus policy here.

In-person attendees: Proof of ID and vaccination will be checked by a trained and designated staff member upon entrance to the building. Those without proof of vaccination will be required to show ID and proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event. Live streaming of the event is available for those who do not wish to provide this information. Please note that these safety measures are to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance.

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