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    Author to Discuss Contributions of Muslims in U.S.

    Author Amir Hussain, Ph.D., will discuss his book “Muslims and the Making of America” at a lecture at The University of Scranton. The talk, which open to members of the University community and invited guest, will take place in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m.
    September 29, 2021

    The University of Scranton will host a lecture discussing “Muslims and the Making of America” with author Amir Hussain, Ph.D., professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University. The lecture will take place in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m.

    Sponsored by the University’s Ellacuria Initiative and the Dialogue Across Differences initiative, the lecture is open to members of the University community and invited guests.

    At the lecture, Dr. Hussain will discuss his book, “Muslims and the Making of America,” which looks at the historical role Islam and American Muslims have played in the foundation of American culture and its values. He will directly address negative stereotypes and discuss aspects of Islam’s history in America as it relates to music, sports and more.

    Dr. Hussain is a board member for the American Academy of Religion. He has served as an advisor for National Geographic’s “The Story of God” with Morgan Freeman.

    The University’s Ellacuria Initiative, previously named Education for Justice, provides discussions, lectures and other programming to explore the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The 2021-23 programming focuses on theme of “truth and reconciliation.” The University’s Political Dialogues Working Group is comprised of several of its campus partner offices and departments.

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