Dordt College News

Radical Islam topic of expert who will speak at Dordt

October 22, 2009


A Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., will be a guest speaker at Dordt College on Monday, Nov. 2.

“Understanding Radical Islam” will be Dr. Paul Marshall’s topic at 7:30 p.m. in the science building lecture hall S101. Marshall will also speak about Christian vocations in politics at Dordt on Monday at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The guest presentation is part of the First Monday Speaker Series at the college.

Dr. Marshall is the author of over 20 books on religion and politics, including the best-seller, Their Blood Cries Out: The Untold story of Christians Who Are Dying for Their Faith. He has spoken on religious freedom, international relations, and radical Islam before Congress, the U.S. State Department, the Helsinki Commission, I.N.S Asylum Bureaus, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. He has also lectured in Canada, England, Israel, Cyprus, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, India, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon, Korea, Nigeria, Belarus, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Marshall has been interviewed for news broadcasts on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS; FOX, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Al-Jazeera, NHK, the Japanese Public Broadcasting Company, and several thousand radio stations. His work has been published in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, Commentary, First Things, Weekly Standard, New Republic, Globe and Mail, Christianity Today, Decision, Family News in Focus, American Teacher, Christian Teacher, Reader’s Digest and several hundred other newspapers and magazines.

His latest book, Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion, was awarded the Wilbur Prize by the Religious Communicators’ Council for excellence in the communication of religious issues, values and themes in the secular media. Other recent books include Radical Islam’s Rules: the Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law and Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding its Beliefs, History and Conflicts. His writings have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian, French, Danish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Czech, Norwegian, Albanian, Dutch, Spanish and Malay.

Marshall joined the Hudson Institute in 2006. The institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom.

He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom, and has been a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary; Regent College, Vancouver; University of Toronto; the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Catholic University, Washington D.C.; the Faculties of Law and of Philosophy of the Free University, Amsterdam; the European University for the Humanities, Minsk, Belarus; J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor, Juniata College; and adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Rutgers University.

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