Interfaith activist Regina Mustafa to speak on Luther campus

Deepening the interfaith dialogue on Luther's campus, Regina Mustafa, an interfaith activist from Minnesota, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

Luther religion professor Todd Green will engage with Mustafa in a question and answer format for a portion of the event, with the remaining time open for audience questions. Mustafa will describe her recent experience running for Congress and her work bridging the gap between religions, specifically addressing the challenges of Muslim women in interfaith activism.

Mustafa has served as a community organizer, activist, entrepreneur and talk show host in her home, Rochester, Minnesota. Seeing a need for peace and understanding in the midst of extremism, she founded the Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam which builds bridges across faith backgrounds. For her interfaith work, she has received several local and state awards including the Mayor's Medal of Honor from the Mayor of Rochester.

Hosting a "Faith Talks" talk show that emphasizes religious diversity in Minnesota and serving on human rights and ethics boards, Mustafa represents her faith while being open to understanding others. Mustafa is currently acquiring a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Winona State University.

This event is sponsored by Luther's Interfaith in Action group and the religion department.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.