AU to host Zak Ebrahim for PACT Lecture Series

Anderson, Ind. — At 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) program will host Zak Ebrahim for the final installment in their four-part lecture series in Reardon Auditorium. The PACT lecture series is an opportunity to hear from those who have devoted their lives to educating others on matters of forgiveness and reconciliation, as well as those who educate us on injustice and oppression throughout the world.

Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on Nov. 5, 1990, his father, El-Sayyid Nosair, shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair received multiple life sentences for his links to the New York City landmark bomb plot, a planned follow-up to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

As Ebrahim grew older and grasped the horrific depths of his father’s acts, he resolved to dedicate his life to promoting peace. He released his first book, “The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice” in 2014. Since going public with his story, Ebrahim has been asked to share his story at a wide variety of venues across the globe.

The PACT program seeks to build bridges of compassion, and to teach us to bring reconciliation to our lives and communities. An 18-hour PACT minor is available to AU students of any major.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.