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This series will help us understand more about our neighbors in the US. Each of the books will contain personal stories so that we can hear their voices – What is their world like? What is different and what is the same? What do we do now? I hope you will prayerfully consider joining me on this journey, which at times may be a struggle as we come to grips with our own fears, allowing God to help us get to know our neighbors. Please contact Gina Dawson to reserve your spot and purchase a book (if you need one).

301-881-1881, ext. 2006


“The Secret Life of Muslims” - part three

May 31, 2019, 7:30-9:00pm, Room 206

We had a great discussion on March 1st and 22nd, viewing 11 of the 14 short-form documentaries from season one of the Vox Media production. On May 31st, we will continue watching the series, beginning with the video featuring Layla Shaikley, and go into season two. If you didn’t get a chance to join us for the first eleven, not to worry. You can watch those on your own at - be sure to watch only from season one.

“Featuring a diverse set of American Muslims from a wide range of ethnic and national origins speaking directly to their own respective experiences, the series illuminates the existing complexity and diversity of America’s 3.3 million Muslims, while pointing to a common shared humanity.”

There is no need to watch them ahead of time. We will watch together, working through them one at a time - completing as many as possible in each session. Please let Gina Dawson know that you are planning to come and you’re welcome to invite friends.


Previous Titles

Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon (February 24, 2017)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (March 24, 2017)

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (May 19, 2017)

Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild (July 21, 2017)

Acts of Faith: The Story of An American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel (September 22, 2017)

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt (October 20, 2017)

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (November 17, 2017)

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda (April 13, 2018)

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (July 27, 2018)

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Frances Cantú (September 14, 2018)

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff (November 16, 2018)

The Secret Life of Muslims short-form documentaries, season one from Vox Media (March 1 and 22, 2019)

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