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Oprah Winfrey's Belief Series: Love's Story

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
CIRCLE Common Room (Old Union, 3rd Floor)

Stanford students are welcome! 


Stanford students are invited to watch and discuss an episode from Oprah Winfrey’s Belief series.  Special guests include professional skateboarder, Jordan Richter, and Anita Husen, Director, The Markaz, in conversation with Dean Jane Shaw.


Episode Synopsis: Journey around the world in search of what it means to love one another.

Western Pennsylvania: Two evangelical Christians fell in love during college. Ten months into their relationship, one suffers a traumatic brain injury, dramatically changing their relationship while also showing them what it means to love unconditionally.

Brooklyn, New York: Preparation for marriage the Hasidic faith, which believes every person is born with one half of a soul, and only through marriage can the two souls reunite with each other.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia: Skateboarder Jordan Richter from northern California embarks on the Hajj, a pilgrimage that is one of the five tenets of his adopted religion, Islam. By joining millions of pilgrims in Mecca, Jordan hopes to make peace with his past and cement a promising future.

Nigeria: Former enemies, Christian Pastor James Wuye and Muslim Imam Muhammad Ashafa, come together to reconcile and honor one of the most sacred teachings at the heart of both their faiths: love your enemies.

Event Sponsor: 
The Markaz, Office for Religious Life
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