In this podcast Dr. Ingrid Mattson, explains why Islamophobia is happening, and why it may continue to spread. She explains how Muslims must reach out to others around them in order to be successful in mitigating any fears others have.
Dr. Mattson was educated in Canada and the United States, earning a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1999. From 1998 to 2012 she was Professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary in CT where she developed and directed the first accredited graduate program for Muslim chaplains in America, and served as Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Dr. Ingrid Mattson is currently the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada.
The audio of this talk was taken from Dr. Ingrid’s speech at the 2016 Festival of Faiths “Sacred Wisdom, Pathways to Nonviolence” in Louisville, KY. (http://festivaloffaiths.org).