Our Life Worth Living program welcomes Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, “perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world” (The New Yorker), to give the inaugural Life Worth Living lecture this Wednesday, April 6.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and a limited number of tickets can be reserved at yusuf2016.eventbrite.com. Video from the event will be broadcast live at faith.yale.edu/yusuf2016 at 7:30 pm EDT on April 6th, and will stay posted at this link after the event.
Today, each of us must ask and answer for ourselves: What is a good life? What is a life worth living? This is not an easy task, but the world’s great philosophical and religious traditions provide us with invaluable resources as we attempt to tackle these most important questions. In our pluralistic moment, we need to learn to hear from these traditions and engage in conversation about meaning and purpose across important and enduring lines of difference.
Join us for an evening with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, president of Zaytuna College and perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world as he lays out a Muslim vision of a life worth living. After Shaykh Hamza’s remarks, he and Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Culture, will engage in an inter-tradition conversation about the good life—what it is, how we can get it, and how we can realize it together.