ING's Outstanding Pen Award for Inter-Religious Understanding

On Thursday, February 21st, ING will be presenting Karen Armstrong with an “Outstanding Pen Award for Inter-religious Understanding” for her writings on Islam and other world religions. Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. She is a best-selling author whose books have been translated into 40 languages. Her early work focused on the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but she has since begun to explore the Eastern religions. Her work is scholarly but written for the general reader, and has been appreciated not only by Western audiences but also by Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus. Her books include: Through the Narrow Gate, an autobiographical work; The Gospel According to Woman; Holy War, The Crusades and their Impact on Today’s World; Muhammad, A Biography of the Prophet; A History of God; Jerusalem, One City, Three Faiths; and The Battle for God, A History of Fundamentalism.

Please join us at the following upcoming events:

Teachings with Karen Armstrong in the Bay Area

Understanding Islam and the West
Thursday, February 21, 2008; 7 pm – 9 pm
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco

Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Mysticism, Fundamentalism and the World
Saturday, February 23, 2008; 10 am – 4 pm
Presidio Golden Gate Club, San Francisco

Islamic Networks Group:
Graduate Theological Union:
United Religions Initiative:
Congregation Sherith Israel:

For more information & to register, call (415) 575-6175 or visit