Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Muslim Journeys Tea & Discussion: Islam 101

University of Redlands Armacost Library will host the first Tea & Discussion event for Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys entitled "Islam 101," a free program for public and university audiences. "Islam 101" will cover basic beliefs in Islam, the five Pillars, Jihad, Sharia Law, and women in Islam.

The discussion will be facilitated by Maria Khani, who currently serves as the chair of the Women's Committee and is a Youth Advisor at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim. The program will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Gregory Hall, room 161, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Limited seating is available. Please send RSVPs to Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, by Monday, March 25, 2013. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

For information about the materials and associated programs of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, please visit or contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Outreach Librarian, at 909-748-8089 or

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) conducted in cooperation with the American LibraryAssociation (ALA), the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by University of Redlands Campus Diversity & Inclusion and Redlands Peace Academy.

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