The Shia Revival: What’s it all about?

This Sunday: The death of Muhammad sparked a schism in Islam between Sunni and Shia that has lasted for over 1350 years, and defined many of the divisions within Islam today. Islamic history is defined by various revival movements of these two great divisions in Islam, and the theological, philosophical and political tensions between the two groups. Many Shia point to the Iranian Islamic Revolution as a touchstone for a modern Shia Revival, which affects not only the Shia, but also the Sunni and non-Islamic people of the world. This program will attempt to provide historical and philosophical context to the modern Shia Revival and our understanding of its effect on us. Speaker: Mike Walleri. Lay Leader: TBA; Accompanist: Laurel Holmes.