Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spotlight: Imaan Fundraiser and Screening of 'A Jihad for Love'

To mark Valentine's Day and to raise fund for its work, Imaan, the UK's support group of LGBT Muslims, their families and friends, is screening the documentary A Jihad for Love.

Filmed over 5 1/2 years, in 12 countries and 9 languages, "A Jihad for Love" comes from the heart of Islam. Looking beyond a hostile and war-torn present, this film seeks to reclaim the Islamic concept of a greater Jihad, which can mean 'an inner struggle' or 'to strive in the path of God'. In doing so the film and its remarkable subjects move beyond the narrow concept of 'Jihad' as holy war. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.

Date: 14 February 2009
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Street: Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
Town/City: London, United Kingdom
Tickets: from £10

This event has received financial support from the Paul Patrick Memorial Awards, administered by the LGBT Consortium.

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