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Increasing Understanding of Islam

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 5, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 20:56

Guest:  Morgan Davis, PhD, Assistant Research Fellow at BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Director of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative  The US Department of Education this week sent out an urgent plea for schools to guard against harassment and discrimination of students because of their race, religion or national origin. The call is a response to anti-Muslim and anti-refugee sentiments that appear to be on the rise since the San Bernardino terror attacks and the ongoing campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, who says Muslims should temporarily be banned from entering the US.  Fostering understanding of the Muslim faith is a key priority of BYU’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, which translates and publishes ancient philosophical writings of Muslims, Jews and Christians into English.