9th Annual AEP Forum

Abdelkader vs. ISIS: The Many Meanings of Jihad

Saturday, September 16, 2017 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

Location: Mt. Mercy University CRST Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Drive NE

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9:00

Sign-In and Refreshments

9:15

Welcome

  • – Kathy Garms, AEP Co-founder, Elkader, IA
9:30

Introduction: A Pig Farmer’s view

  • – John Kiser, AEP Co-founder, Sperryville, VA
9:45

PART I: Abdelkader’s Legacy and The True Meaning of Jihad

  • – Imam Hassan Selim, Cedar Rapids Islamic Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • – Mr. Mark Danner, Nation Security Analyst, Washington DC
  • – Dr. Raphael Danziger, Abdelkader scholar and author, Washington DC
10:40

PART II: Grassroots Activism

  • – Rev. Clint Twedt-Ball, Block by Block and Matthew 25, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • – Prof. Timothy Knepper, The Comparison Project, Drake University, IA
  • – Dr. Nahed Artoul Zehr, Our Muslim Neighbor, Nashville, TN
11:40

PART III: The Secret Lives of Muslims – Videos – Seftel Productions – Rais Bhuiyan and Jessica Carso, World Without Hate

12:40

Networking Lunch

2:00

PART IV: 2017 AEP Forum Program
Lessons Learned

  • – The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson, Dir. for Evangelical Mission, NE Iowa Synod ELCA – Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • 2017 Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize – Student Essay Awards
  • – John Kiser and Kathy Garms, AEP Co-founders
2:30

Students Speak Out!

  • – Reem Esseghir, Noor-Ul-Iman, Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • – Amen Gabre, Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA
  • – Michaela Hill, Angelina College, Lufkin, TX
  • – Nouha Zaabab, Georgia Tech, Atlantic, GA
3:30

Summary and Closing

4:00

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