Islamophobia Discussion

Islamophobia Discussion

As we work to connect with people of other faiths, the Free Inquiry Adult Education class welcomes Dr. Todd Green for a discussion on Islamophobia. All are welcome to join the conversation with Dr. Green and students from the GWU Muslim Student Association on Sunday, April 9 at 9:45am in the Courtyard Room.

Dr. Todd Green is on the religion faculty at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and is currently serving as a Franklin Fellow at the State Department in the Office of Policy and Global Issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. A dedicated public scholar, he is the author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press 2015) and the editor of Islam, Immigration, and Identity (MDPI 2014). He has also contributed to a small group study for Lutheran Social Services entitled, My Neighbor Is Muslim. Dr. Green is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Green’s presentation will explore questions such as: What are the causes and consequences of Islamophobia? How can a local congregation engage these issues faithfully? What do we need to learn – about ourselves and others – in order to engage these issues responsibly? What is the place of interfaith work in the life of the church?”

Sunday, April 9 at 9:45am in the Courtyard Room