Past Meetup

Sunday Speaker: Johnny Martin, What Is a Muslim?

Hosted by Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP)

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This Meetup is past

15 people went

Humanist Community Center

627 W. Rio Salado Parkway · Mesa, AZ

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Located in MESA (85201) on West Rio Salado Pkwy (formerly W 8th St), between Alma School and Country Club.

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Sunday Speaker: Johnny Martin

What is a Muslim?

Johnny Martin, a practicing Shia Muslim and student of Religious Studies, will be breaking down the complex question “what is a Muslim”.

Much like Christianity, Islam is not a monolith. Muslim communities have vast differences across cultures and denominations that inform their religious practices and how they engage the world we all share.

Johnny Martin is an interfaith activist and student of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He is the founder of the Interfaith student organization, Sun Devils are Better Together, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Faith Network (AFN), a state-wide organization that mobilizes faith leaders around public policy and social justice issues.

He’s served on the leadership council for the global United Religions Initiative (URI) in North America, a grassroots network of interfaith organizers and community activists working to create peace, justice, and healing in over 100 countries around the world.

As an ardent advocate for the separation of church and state, Johnny has spoken at and organized events in support of equal treatment under the law for religious minorities, defense of equal treatment for atheists in the Arizona State legislature, and LGBTQ rights.

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

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The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending.

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We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!