The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Koni Komboro/Reuters
Speaker
Lamin Sanneh

D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity, Yale Divinity School; Professor of History and International and Area Studies, Yale University

Presider
Steven Paulikas

Rector, All Saints' Episcopal Church

Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James professor of missions and world Christianity at Yale Divinity School and professor of history and international and area studies at Yale University, discusses the origin and evolution of the Muslim pacifist tradition in West Africa highlighting Islam's role in fostering political moderation, religious tolerance, and social pluralism throughout the region.

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