Centennial Lecture on Muslim Community in Midwest
Jan 07, 2009
Jan. 7, 2009
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CENTENNIAL LECTURE DISCUSSES MAKING A
MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN THE MIDWEST
Dr. Matthew Lindholm, assistant professor of sociology at Concordia College, will present a Centennial Scholars Research Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15 in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. The lecture, “Making a Muslim Community in the Midwest,” is free and open to the public.
Lindholm and co-presenters Kera Halvorson ’09, Belgrade, Minn., and Bethany Santema ’10, Blaine, Minn., investigated how the predominantly immigrant members of a culturally diverse Muslim congregation are establishing religious community in the Upper Midwest. They regularly attended prayers at the mosque and interviewed members about their experiences of Muslim faith and community both here in the U.S. and in their countries of origin.
The Centennial Scholars Program brings together faculty and students as co-inquirers on research projects.