Islam in America: Civic and Religious Youth Identities
Respect Graduate School’s Inaugural Conference, Islam in America, examines the issues at the intersections of religious and civic identities among Muslim American youth. Hear fascinating and insightful papers by scholars, community organizers, activists, and members of clergy dealing with topics such as spiritual education, social transformation, white supremacy, youth chaplaincy, and culture & identity politics. With presentations spanning theory as well as practice, academic discourse, and community involvement, there will be something for everyone.
You also will not want to miss the keynote speaker, the highly esteemed, Dr. Ingrid Mattson whose work focuses on Qur’anic interpretation, Muslim ethics, environmental responsibility, women and family law, as well as interfaith activism. Dr. Mattson is a best selling author; she has served as Vice President and later President of the Islamic Society of North America, and she is credited with founding the first accredited program for Muslim Chaplains in the United States.
This conference will also feature delicious food, networking opportunities, an art exhibit by local artist Nik Nikolov, and a film screening of the critically acclaimed new documentary Dalya’s Other Country by Julia Meltzer, so don’t miss out!
**Artwork by Eric Broug