World Religions series continues at Good Shepherd

After discussions about Judaism, Native American, Buddhism and Sufism spirituality, the World Religions series continues in February on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood. The Rev. William T. Richter, Jr., rector of Good Shepherd, invites the community to the series, saying, “Once again, we have the opportunity to learn about other religions and faith traditions. Please come join us for these informative presentations.”

Feb. 22: ISIS, Islam and the Modern World

Craig Considine, Ph.D. will explore the binary struggle unfolding in American society and the “Muslim world” on Feb. 22. His talk attempts to move beyond the “us” versus “them” dichotomy, which often unfolds in discussions about Islam and American identity. Particular attention will be paid to Wahhabism (a contemporary form of Islam), the Islamophobia industry, and religious pluralism. Considine is a Catholic American of Irish and Italian descent. As a sociologist, he focuses on Islam, Muslims in American society, interfaith relations, the sociology of religion, race and ethnic relations, and social problems. He is a faculty member of the Department of Sociology at Rice University. His book, “Islam, Race and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora,” is to be released in July.