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Why study Islam in Europe?

After Wednesday's attack on the offices of Paris's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, J-term class members find themselves right in the middle of the very debate they went to Europe to study.

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Are religion courses harmful to faith?

Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, asks the questions "Are religion courses harmful to faith?" and "Should faith as we know it survive?" How would you respond?

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Luther College's Todd Green to present Religion Forum March 18

Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, will address how the post-9/11 era has given rise to the creation and identification of "good Muslims" by Western politicians and journalists in his lecture "Do we really need 'good Muslims?' The dangers of Islamophilia for Islamophobia."

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Tariq Ramadan skype interview

Luther students interview internationally known activist

Luther College students had a rare chance to interview an internationally known activist and scholar of contemporary Islam in January. Tariq Ramadan spoke via Skype on Jan. 23 to Robert Shedinger's class on contemporary Islamic thought and Todd Green's class on Islam and the West.

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Hate or hope?

Todd Green, Luther assistant professor of religion, recounts his experiences with Islamophobia. He wrestles with the question, "Is hope stronger than hate?", and encourages us to find the courage to challenge Islamophobic bigotry.

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