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Learning at Redeemer Presents–Talking to One Another: Growing Understanding between Christians and Muslims
Sunday, February 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunnism and Shi’ism: Origins and Manifestations of Islamic Sects
None of the major faith traditions are monolithic, including Islam. The two major sects that developed in Islam are known as the Sunnites and the Shi`ites. This presentation will describe the origins of these two important sects, as well as sub-sects that sprang out of them, and how they are manifested in today’s world.
Presented by Dr. Liyakat Takim – Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University