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Kosansky shows how ‘We Are All Sons of Adam’ at Museum of Anthropology

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
January 5, 2004

As part of the Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology exhibit “Drinking from the Same Well: Jewish and Muslim Co-existence in Morocco,” the museum will host guest lecturer Oren Kosansky, research fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

In the free lecture titled, “‘We Are All Sons of Adam’ and other Stories from Morocco,” Kosansky will explore some of the diverse processes that continue to mediate religious co-existence in Morocco. He will discuss the multiple frameworks that exist in a country in which Muslims and Jews are able to emphasize their differences or highlight their commonalities.

The “Drinking from the Same Well: Jewish and Muslim Co-existence in Morocco” exhibit which features photographs by Rose-Lynn Fisher of Los Angeles and seventeen Moroccan artifacts will run through Feb. 14.

The exhibit is part of Wake Forest’s theme year, “Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community,” which is dedicated to exploring how free people with passionate interests and beliefs can communicate openly without turning dialogue into discord.

The lectures are supported by a grant from the Wake Forest Fund for Ethics and Leadership.

Admission to the museum and lecture are free. Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 336-758-5282.


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