Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hard work by GPC librarians across the 5 campuses, we have the opportunity to enjoy and learn from the Muslim Journeys project, a year-long educational experience which will feature speakers, panels, films, and lots of discussion. Over 900 libraries across the country have won this award so it will be a shared national experience. The mission of Muslim Journeys is to provide “resources for exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.”
There is something for every taste in the collection of books and movies on offer. Concepts have been organized by themes: American Stories, Connected Histories, Literary Reflections, Pathways of Faith, Points of View, and Art Spots. GPC librarians have prepared a thorough research guide as an introduction. Or, go to GIL for a list of all the items included in the collection.
In addition to the books and movies, we have access to the powerful Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf website. All of the themes include an extended web essay written by a scholar in the field. These essays really provide context to enhance the Muslim Journeys experience. Every book and movie has a short review, links to additional articles, and citation information.
Visit your GPC library and look for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. As we go into fall, multiple copies of the books and movies will be available. If your curiosity is piqued, get a sneak preview this summer by checking out some of the books and movies.