Loras College to host speaker on ‘Islamophobia’

DUBUQUE, Iowa— Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, will host a guest speaker on ‘Islamophobia’ at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 in Ballroom A. The event is sponsored by Dubuque’s Children of Abraham, a local interfaith community including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim individuals as well as other religious and non-religious perspectives.

Presenter Todd Green, Ph.D., associate professor of religion at Luther College, Decorah, has taught European and American religious history and interfaith dialogue there since 2008. He’s also past chair of the Religion in Europe group of American Academy of Religions. He focuses primarily on Islamophobia, secularization, and interfaith dialogue.

His book “The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West” was published in 2015. The book investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary anxiety regarding Islam within the Western world.

Visit www.cofabraham.org for more on Dubuque’s Children of Abraham.

 

About Dubuque’s Children of Abraham

The mission of Dubuque’s Children of Abraham creates an atmosphere of civic life that builds inter-religious solidarity, cooperation, and friendship. It does so through regular monthly topical conversations, service, activities, education outreach, and expressions of cross-cultural hospitality in sacred spaces.

 

Contacts:  Sue Hafkemeyer, Director of Communication

563.588.7769 Office | 563.590.3999 Cell | sue.hafkemeyer@loras.edu

Thomas Jensen, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

563.588.7179 Office | 919.930.1997 Cell | thomas.jensen@loras.edu

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