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Asking the Big Questions to explore Islam

Posted by Judy Korn on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010


The monthly Asking the Big Questions campus/community discussion series, sponsored by the Rodney A. Briggs Library, will explore faith and spirituality during the 2010–11 academic year. The next gathering is on Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the library’s McGinnis Room.

The topic for the group will be the religion of Islam. Student Mohamed Farah will facilitate the conversation that will explore questions about the Qur’an, literally the recitation, and Muhammad, the prophet and founder of Islam. Optional background readings are available through Briggs Library’s e-reserve system.

“There is something very stimulating about sharing thoughts and ideas,” reflects Peter Bremer, reference librarian at Briggs Library. “We do this every month in Asking the Big Questions. There aren’t any right or wrong answers. The act of discussing is our reason for coming together as a group. Participants learn as much from each other as from the readings.”

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Contact Bremer at 320-589-6173 with questions. Everyone is invited to attend.