Islamic Cultural Celebration

Islam:  A Faith of Unity

Islamic Cultural Celebration 2022

The teachings of Islam highlight the importance of unity. Islam encourages mutual understanding, respect, and love among Muslims and non-Muslims. Islam unites individuals of all walks of life together regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender to support one another. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Verily, the believers are like a structure, each part strengthening the other” [Al-Bukhari]. Similarly, to the human body where each organ carries out a different function, yet, if one organ fails, the entire body aches and becomes restless.  Please join the Muslim Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center in celebrating unity across communities.

Islamic Cultural Banquet Keynote Speaker:  Jordan Denari Duffner

Thursday, April 7  |  7 p.m.  |  Chandler Ballroom, C

Jordan Denari Duffner is an author, educator, and scholar of Muslim-Christian relations. Her books are Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic and Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination. Ms. Duffner is currently pursuing a PhD in theology and religious studies at Georgetown University, and is a former Fulbright researcher in Amman, Jordan. Her writing has been published widely in both lay and academic outlets, and she serves as a frequent media commentator and consultant for non-profits, journalists, and church leaders. Ms. Duffner lives outside Washington, DC with her husband Chris.






If you have any questions, please email the James Farmer Multicultural Center at or call 540-654-1044.