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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is conducting a special initiative, Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures, that engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding of and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad. Through the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant, Loudoun County Public Library received 200 books and 25 videos on Islamic culture, both historic and contemporary. The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
Loudoun County Public Library was selected as one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country – and the only library in Virginia – to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslims Journeys. Loudoun County Public Library has partnered with university scholars, cultural institutions, and the local Muslim community to bring a series of educational and informative conversations about the role that Islamic culture has both here at home and abroad. Come join us on the journey.


The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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