Learn more about Islam and current eventsBroaden your understanding of Islam and provide a context for current events through the exchange of informative ideas at an event to bridge cultures at UMD.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
Broaden your understanding of Islam and provide a context for current events through the exchange of informative ideas at an event to bridge cultures at UMD.
The UMD Library is hosting a free, scholar-led reading and discussion series called “Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.” The discussions will cover five books about the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The series will follow the books in the “Pathways of Faith” theme which is a part of the “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” bookshelf collection. The program will take place at the UMD Library 4th-Floor Rotunda on October 15 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
The discussion will be facilitated by humanities scholars Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, Ph.D. and Nik Hassan, Ph.D.
The first “Talk about It” program will focus on the book “The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” by
F. E. Peters. The book works to explain the commonalities and connections between the three religions.
You are encouraged to register in advance at http://z.umn.edu/muslimjourneys but people are welcome to sit in for one or a few meetings if they wish. Books are available at the UMD
library and at the Duluth Public Library. Call 218-726-8539 for more information.
“Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.