Building Bridges with my Neighbor

Amir Hussain will visit Carthage and several local congregations March 3-6 as the 2022 Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence.

Amir Hussain, 2022 Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence Schedule of Events

7 p.m., Thursday, March 3

Anti-Racism and Teaching about American Muslims
A. F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College
Amir Hussain will hold a book signing for his book “Muslims and the Making of America” after this event. A small number of copies will be available for purchase at the signing. Participants can also purchase his book online.

7 p.m., Friday, March 4

Muslims and Media Images
American Albanian Islamic Center

10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5

Building Faith Neighbors between Jews and Muslims
Beth Hillel Temple

10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 6

Building Faith Neighbors between Christians and Muslims
First United Methodist Church

About Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is Chair and Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university in Los Angeles. He teaches courses on Islam and comparative religion.

From 2011 to 2015, Amir was the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and he is currently the vice president of the American Academy of Religion. He was an advisor for the television series “The Story of God” with Morgan Freeman, and has appeared on other shows like “Ancient Aliens” and “The UnXplained” with William Shatner.

His most recent book is “A Concise Introduction to World Religions,” fourth edition, published in September 2019 by Oxford University Press. In 2016, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC. 

Amir serves as the president-elect of the American Academy of Religions (AAR). Learn more about the AAR