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Interfaith Dialogue Series: Imam Kazarooni

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The Imam Kazarooni  has agreed to do the first half of our  show this week.  The Imam runs the Abrahamic Initiative in Denver, Colorado, at the Episcopal Cathedral and is just now in the process of moving to Dearborn MI. 

Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni, 45, was born in Al-Najaf, Iraq, into a religious family and began his theological studies in that city when he was very young. As a Shiite Islamic priest, or imam, he emerged as an Iraqi dissident and was imprisoned repeatedly under Saddam Hussein. Fleeing the country in 1974, he says friends and relatives left behind were killed.

He spent the next few years going around the Middle East trying to find a home, and early in 1977 ended up in London, where he went to university.

He has traveled to many countries on lecture tours and currently resides in Denver, where he lives within walking distance of the Islamic Center and where he functions as Imam for the Muslim community. His library and study in his home are full of books, wall to wall, floor to ceiling, most in Arabic.

He is a board member for several local municipal agencies, but it was his appointment as a Muslim cleric to the staff of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver that attracted the attention of Homiletics. He serves at the cathedral as the Director of the Abrahamic Initiative.

We will open phones afterwards and hope you can tune in.

 

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