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Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys: Home

A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities is aimed to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the globe.


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Lovejoy Library is honored to be one of 840 library and state humanities council recipients across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf collection on Muslim Journeys. The collection includes 25 hardcover books, four DVDs, and a year's subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. 

The books and media are on reserve and will be showcased during our opening reception on in the Friends Corner, Browsing Area on first floor. Most materials will be available for checkout after the reception. 

Please see the Calendar of Events on this page to view the upcoming schedule.

View the tabs above to browse the books, films, and art that comprise the Muslim Journeys bookshelf. 

Calendar of Events

View upcoming events below.  All events are free and open to the public. 


Tuesday, September 24th  4:00pm

"Being American and Muslim: A Student Panel"

Reception:  Introduction of the collection's content to our community.

Speakers: Dr. Regina McBride, Dean of LIS, Dr. Steve Tamari, Professor Historical Studies  & Muslim Student Association Members

Friends Corner, Lovejoy Library, First Floor


Wednesday, October 23th  4:00pm

Children of Abraham: An Interfaith Discussion with Muslim and Christian SIUE Students

Friends Corner, Lovejoy Library, First Floor


Tuesday, November 19th  7:00pm

"Allah Made My Funny: A Film"

Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library, Lower Level


This is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.