Virtual Pulpit: Net Mosques, Congregations & Imams
Speech by Imam Suhaib Webb at the “Islam and Media” conference, held on March 8th, 2010 at UC Berkeley.
This event was the second in a series organized by UC Berkeley’s Centers of South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East Studies in their year-long Islam Today program. This program, with the theme “Islam, New Media and Youth Culture” was designed to explore how Muslim youth around the world are using new media, politics and popular culture to explore their identities, find “virtual” communities, promote new agendas and confront stereotypes.
Imam Suhaib entered the blog world early on and he describes the blog as a bridge between the idealized notions of theology and the realties of everyday life- a place where the convent meets Times Square and clergy meets the masses.
This event was sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, the Center for South Asia Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. It was co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at GTU, Altmuslim.com, the Asia Society Northern California, and the Arab Cultural and Community Center.