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  • The Complexities of Teaching Islam & Muslim Debates

    In the U.S. and throughout the Muslim World so many individuals and actors claim to speak in the name of Islam with, at times, compet- ing interpretations of Islamic concepts like jihad and shari’ah as well as diverse under- standings on the relationship between Islam and politics, secularism, modernity and so on. For teachers making sense of the differ- ences and accurately explaining the debates shaping Islam today can be quite challenging. This session with scholars of Islam, including Princeton’s Muslim Chaplain Sohaib Sultan, will help explain some of these complexities, offer recommendations on good resources for teaching Islam, decode some of the anti-Islam / Muslim sentiments in the public discourse and answer some of your questions.

    Muslims in America

    Muslims are often spoken of as the new kids on the block. But, the history of Mus- lims in America is a long and storied one

    beginning at least with enslaved West African Muslims over 400 years ago. Today

    newly immigrated and refugees coming from Muslim countries – and anyone who

    looks like them – are often treated with sus- picion and sometimes even discrimination.

    In this session, teachers will get to hear from diverse undergraduate Muslim Prince- ton students about their stories of coming to America, going to high school as a religious

    minority, and their hopes or dreams for themselves and their community.

    Teaching About Islam and Muslims in America

    A Workshop for Educators with Sohaib N. Sultan Office of Religious Life

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