Rebuilding the Ferhadija Mosque
Tuesday 7 February
The Stripe Lecture Room, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR
Talk given by Revd Donald Reeves
The 16th-century Ferhadija mosque, under UNESCO protection as an outstanding example of Ottoman architecture, was blown up 23 years ago. A parking lot was built where it had stood.
Many believe its destruction was ordered by Bosnian Serbs aiming to erase any traces of Muslim heritage in the once multi-ethnic city. After a painstaking nine-year reconstruction, the mosque was re-opened in May 2016. Revd Donald Reeves contributed significantly to the rebuilding of the Ferhadija Mosque.
There will be an introduction, a 25 minute film screening followed by discussion.
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