Troy University awarded grant to support “Muslim Journeys" discussion series

Posted: Tuesday, 11 June 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University's Dothan Campus library was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association that will fund a series of book discussions based around the “Muslim Journeys" collection.

The “Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" grant program is a scholar-led reading and discussion project sponsored by the NEH and ALA. The "Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" is a collection of books, DVDs, and other programming resources selected to help public audiences become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S.

The Dothan Campus library will be hosting a series of five book discussions based around the “Muslim Journeys" collection starting in January 2014.

TROY is one of only 125 libraries and state humanities councils in the nation selected to receive a “Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" grant, and the only such institution in Alabama.

“Through this series of book talks, we hope that members of the community will come to learn more about not only other religions and cultures, but more about their own religions and cultures as well," said Christopher Shaffer, director of the Dothan Campus Library.

TROY previously was awarded a “Let's Talk About It" grant that supported a 2012 series of discussions on the Civil War.

For more information on the upcoming series, contact Shaffer at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1320, or shafferc@troy.edu.