Stephen Prothero | Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know– And Doesn’t

The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life’s basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and…

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Oil and Water – Two Faiths, One God

Oil & Water: Two Faiths One God confronts the idea that Christianity and Islam cannot mix and explores the differences between Christianity and Islam, as well as the many things these two enduring faith traditions hold in common including, first and foremost, their belief in and desire to be faithful to the one, true God; their shared roots and scripture (from the Jewish faith); and the spiritual values of peace and social justice. Amir Hussain,…

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Islamophobia Studies Journal

The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at University of California Berkeley announces the launch of Islamophobia Studies Journal, a a bi-annual peer reviewed academic periodical focusing on emerging research on and analysis about the nature of Islamophobia and its impact on culture, politics, media, and the lives and experiences of Muslim people.

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Subverting Hatred

Scholars representing eight major religious traditions pooled their wisdom to transcend their differences. By discussing religious peace philosophies, they made a profound attempt to overcome hatred and find a path to universal peace. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, editor

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I Speak for Myself

I Speak for Myself is a collection of 40 personal essays written by American Muslim women under the age of 40, all of whom were born and raised in the US. It is a showcase of the true diversity found in American Islam.

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The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

An essential introductory text for the study of the Qur’an, its content, and its place in Muslim society. An insightful and authoritative introduction to the book at the heart of Muslim life, written by a well-known Islamic scholar. It examines the doctrines contained in the Qur’an, providing a comprehensive explanation of their significance to individual Muslims and the societies in which they live. It surveys the key themes of the Qur’an, its most significant historical…

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The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books by Khaled About El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a “conference of the books,” an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El…

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