Coffee, Cake & Islam at Bellevue Arts Museum, February 11

Posted on February 08, 2017, 10:17 am
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This Saturday from 2-4pm, Bellevue Arts Museum will host a free community event presented by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Seattle. Coffee, Cake & Islam is an opportunity to see BAM’s show Divine Ammunition: The Sculpture of Al Farrow and discuss its themes over coffee and cake.

As BAM says on its site, “With much said about Islam and Muslims in the media, it seems there is not enough opportunity to meet and connect with Muslims.” Farrow’s provocative sculptures show respect for Abrahamic religions, while also contemplating how sectarian, dogmatic views can foster fear and violence.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the oldest Muslim community in the US. Its motto is “Love for All, Hatred for None.” Given the fraught political and social climate and the arson targeting a Bellevue mosque in January, we need more conversations across cultures and faiths. Cake and coffee helps, too.

Coffee, Cake & Islam, in conjunction with Divine Ammunition

When: Saturday, February 11 from 2pm to 4pm

Where: Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004)

Free. RSVP online.

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.