Osher presents lectures on Rumi and the Qur'an

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces the fourth in its Spring series of lectures, to be held on Monday, April 23. The lectures' general subject is "Reading the Qur'an with Rumi."

Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Muslim contemplative who is today one of the best-selling poets in America, considers the Qur'an a map of the self and the Qur'anic stories as containing wisdom that can lead to a life of happiness and flourishing. In this Monday's lecture, Amer Latif, a professor of religious studies at Marlboro College, will examine the Qur'anic story of Moses and Pharaoh.

The Osher Lectures are held on six successive Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Parking and handicapped access are available, and light refreshments are served at the lectures.

The Osher Lectures are produced by the Brattleboro OLLI chapter. OLLI is a nationwide membership organization sponsoring programs for people aged 50 and over who wish to continue their education without tests, papers, or grades. Payment of full membership dues ($30) entitles members to attend all six lectures in the present series. Couples are welcome to join as full members at a discounted rate of $50. Lectures are also open to nonmembers for a fee of $6 per lecture.

For more information, call Julie Lavorgna at 802-365-7278, or email julielavorgna@gmail.com.

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