Monday, October 07, 2013

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys: Film Screenings of Koran by Heart

Armacost Library, Campus Diversity & Inclusion, and Redlands Peace Academy have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host events to highlight Islam and the cultures, histories, and stories of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

This month, we will be screening the documentary film Koran by Heart at several locations. The film screenings are free and open to the public. On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the film will be shown on campus at Gregory Hall 161 at 7:00 p.m. Another screening is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Redlands Peace Academy at 7:30 p.m. A facilitated discussion, headed by Dr. Patrick Wing of the University of Redlands history department, will follow both screenings of the film.

Koran by Heart offers an engaging glimpse into the world of several Muslim children and their families as they compete in Egypt’s 2010 International Holy Quran Competition in Cairo. The children featured in the documentary film are under the age of 10.

For more detailed information, including maps, other events associated with Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys, and online pre-registration, please visit the project website:

For inquiries, questions, and suggestions, please contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow at or x8089.

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (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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