“Reaching Beyond Bias” schedule for Dr. Todd Green

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“Reaching Beyond Bias”  October 9 – 10, 2016

Dr. Todd Green

Events in bold are open to the public


Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:45 am – 1 pm

“Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?”

Lunch Presentation and Conversation

Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street, Fireside Room


Sunday, October 9, 2016 2 pm – 4 pm

Interfaith Coffee Hour

“Building Bridges: Confronting Islamophobia”

University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 South Boroughs Street

Hosted by the Interfaith Initiative of Centre County

Open to the Public


Sunday, October 9, 2016

7 pm – 8:30 pm

“Islamophobia Unplugged: Experiences, Thoughts and Reflections Together”

Dinner and Conversation for student ministry groups (LSC, WPF, Wesley PSU and 3rd Way)

Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church


Monday, October 10

9 am – 9:50 am

Class Presentation for Introduction to Islam hosted by Dr. Jonathan Brockopp


Monday, October 10, 2016

11:30 – 1 pm

“Challenging Islamophobia: Some Practical and Impractical Suggestions for Overcoming Anti-Muslim Bigotry”

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Harshbarger Room

Lunch conversation with religious leaders from campus and community

By Invitation


Monday, October 10, 2016

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner and Discussion with Muslim Students

Title: Causes of Islamophobia throughout the World and Practical Next Steps for Muslims

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Garden Room

By Invitation


Monday, October 10, 2016

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Public Lecture

“What is Islamophobia? Causes and Casualties of Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America”

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Memorial Lounge, Reception to follow

Open to the Public


Todd Green, PhD, is a religious historian who studies Islamophobia, secularization and interfaith dialogue. He is the author of Fear of Islam: Islamophobia in the West, and is a 2016-2017 Franklin Fellow advising the US State Department on Islamophobia in Europe.

These events are sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State and Lutheran Student Community, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development, Interfaith Initiative of Centre County and the Muslim Student Association.

Co-sponsors include Allegheny Synod – ELCA, Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship, 3rd Way Collective, Wesley PSU, Hillel Penn State, and Grace Lutheran Church.

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