April 27, 2015 11:30 – 1:30 Dr. Nahid Angha
Is Sufism a Muslim sect?
Dr. Nahjid Angha will discuss Sufism and the International Association of Sufism (IAS). This organization works with the U.N. on human rights, as well as, the importance of women’s rights, education and social awareness. What Challenges does the IAS face today and what is important to the organization.
Dr. Angha, Ph.D. is the co-director and co-founder of the IAS, founder of the International Sufi Women Organization and is the main representative of the IAS to the U.N.(Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations). Dr. Angha is an internationally published scholar and has lectured at the U. N., the Smithsonian Institution, and many conferences around the world. She is the first Muslim woman inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame, was honored with the 2012 Visionary Award by the Marin Interfaith Council and was named by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 Powerful Religious Leaders to celebrate on International Women’s Day 2014.