SOMERVILLE – The next installment in the “Muslim Journeys” book series at the Somerville Public Library will take place on Thursday, July 31 with a
discussion of Why the West Fears Islam and Acts of Faith at 6:30 p.m.
Jocelyne Cesari, Director of Harvard University’s Islam in the West program and lecturer in Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School, will lead a talk on these issues as explored in her book, Why the West Fears Islam, and Interfaith Youth Core Founder Ebo Patel’s autobiographical work, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for a Soul of a Generation. The discussion is free and open to the public as part of a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
The series aims to familiarize the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
For more information, visit http://www.somervillepubliclibrary.org, or call 617-623-5000.