You wouldn’t think of Elkader, Iowa as a center for fostering interfaith dialogue and a better understanding of Islam. And yet, in 1845 its founder, land developer Timothy Davis decided to name the town after Abd el-Kader, a religious and military leader who led the fight for Algerian independence. Although his story is not well […]

We are living in a time of fear and ignorance surrounding our Muslim neighbors. Here are some resources to help address questions or concerns about Islam that may come up in your congregations: My Neighbor is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith is a new resource developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and written by […]