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Islamic Conference to Address Challenges for Century


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SATURDAY - OCT. 4, 2003

9 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.


WHAT:  More than 400 people are expected to attend the 18th annual Islamic Conference of New England next Saturday at UMass Lowell.  The day-long event - which will address "American Muslims in the 21st Century:  Challenges and Opportunities" - is hosted by the UMass Lowell Muslim Student Association, whose founder and advisor is Prof. Riaz Khan, and sponsored by the Islamic Society of Boston.

WHERE:  Coburn Hall, UMass Lowell South, corner of Wilder and Broadway streets, Lowell.

WHY :   The Islamic conference - designed to be both informative and social -

is expected to bring together Muslims and their families from throughout New England to participate in workshops, forums and activities for children.  Topics planned to be addressed include political participation, raising the next generation and marriage counseling.  Conference speakers include Abdul Malik Mujahid, president and director of Sound Vision Foundation; Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation; and Dr. Ikram Bashir, co-author of "Meeting the Challenge of Parenting in the West, an Islamic Perspective."

Pre-registration is required for participation.  For more information, call (781) 270-1149 or to register on line, visit

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224