History of Ancient Sudan (Nubia) Lecture

Ancient Sudan and Islamic Calligraphy
Art Exhibit, Lecture, and Workshop
Nubia and the Kingdom of Kush By Dr. Abd-Elmoneim Dalouk

Saturday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MET Community and Educational Center
2nd Floor Al-Andalusia Hall

10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Please join us on Saturday, April 29th 2017 for an informative Lecture titled "History of Ancient Sudan - Nubia". Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Abd-ElMoneim Dalouk, Assistant Professor of Sudanese Studies - Ahfad University for Women. Dr. Dalouk will review the history of ancient Sudan with a focus on Nubia and the Kingdom of Kush. He will also address old stone age (Paleolithic age), new stone age (Neolithic age), Kingdom of Kush, Kingdom of Kerma that includes the civilizations of Kerma, Napta and Meroe; the Christian Era, Islamic Era of Funj and Mahadiya Era. This presentation is in the field of Folklore specifically in the area of "Material Culture" during the above mentioned time era and civilizations.

Dr. Abd-Elmoneim is an assistant professor of Sudanese Studies at Ahfad University for Women. Before his life as an assistant professor, Dr. Dalouk worked as the art director at Al Sahafa Printing and Publishing House and Newspaper and Al Ayyam Newspaper. Dr. Dalouk has earned his Ph.d. of Philosophy in Folklore from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, his M.A. in "Visual Communication in the Awareness of the Reproductive Health" from Sudan University of Science and Technology, a higher degree in Humanities, and his B.A. in Graphic Communications. He has published several books and articles in his areas of study and he splits his time between Sudan and the U.S. with his wife.

Native American Night at MET

Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy Part 5
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

MET Community and Educational Center 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road Tigard, OR 97223

Join us for an evening of Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy with the Native American Community in Portland to foster an understanding of the Native-American culture. We will enjoy a conversation with our panelists, followed by a potluck dinner.

We Refuse to Be Enemies - Part 2

Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy*
In memory of our beloved Brother the late Dr. Nohad Toulan
Sunday, May 21th, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We Refuse to Be Enemies - Part 2
An Evening of Music, Conversation and Friendship
We will break bread together

Congregation Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, Oregon

We are continuing our new series devoted to bringing together communities of people who, due to the accidents of history or modernity, are sometimes viewed suspiciously. We reject those definitions. Instead, we share our stories, our music and our food. These heal us. They unite us and forge friendship from distrust. They build a better society. They make us responsible for one another.

Won't you join us for this highly humanizing evening?


Rabbi David Kosak
Congregation Neveh Shalom
Rev. Michael Ellick
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Wajdi Said
Muslim Educational Trust
Rabbi Michael Cahana
Congregation Beth Israel
Jan Elfers
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Sahar Bassyouni
Islamic School of MET and Oregon Islamic Academy