Executive Director to Speak on
'Demystifying the Myth: Misconceptions in Islam' at Benedictine University
April 18, 2007
What: Demystifying the Myth
Topic: Misconceptions in Islam
From creation to evolution; holy war to terrorism, women to oppression; Islam is perhaps the most widely misunderstood faith. The modern age has spotlighted Muslims and their beliefs, ironically creating more inaccurate illustrations of Islam rather than shedding light upon one of the world's largest religions. Amidst a scorching political arena arise insults, criticisms, and accusations towards Islam-inevitably feeding the flames of ignorance. The essence of the Muslim faith is often times lost in a fog of myths. This session aims to uncover the mysteries of Islam. Join us as we answer your questions and eradicate these misconceptions in the hope of building the connecting bridges that lead towards the betterment of humanity.
Speakers: Ahmed Rehab
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director
When: April 18, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fireside Lounge of the Krasa Center- Benedictine University
Lisle, IL 60532
Benedictine University is at the intersection of Maple Avenue (55th Street east-west) and College Road, which is called Yackley Avenue north of Maple and Wehrli south of 75th Street. The campus is about two miles west of I-355 and one mile south of IL Rt. 34 (Ogden Avenue).
Take I-290 to I-88. Go west on the I-88 toll way to I-355 south toll way. Go to the Maple Avenue exit and travel west (right turn) to the University. Left on College/Yackley Rd. Right at first light. Left at immediate T-section. Go straight, pass first stop sign, the road will curve and wind a little. Turn left into parking lot at the second stop sign.That is the Krasa Center.
From the North or South Suburbs:
Take the I-355 North-South toll way to the Maple Avenue exit. Take the Maple Avenue exit west to the University. Left on College/Yackley Rd. Right at first light. Left at immediate T-section. Go straight, pass first stop sign, the road will curve and wind a little. Turn left into parking lot at the second stop sign.That is the Krasa Center.
The Burlington Northern stops in downtown Lisle. Cab Service is available for the two-mile trip to campus.
The Krasa Center is the newer, red brick building located northwest of Benedictine hall. The entrance to Krasa is off of Maple Avenue about 1/4 mile west of College Road. Parking is directly in front of the building and is free for all visitors.