Engaging Muslims, Countering Islamophobia

An interfaith immersion experience

The first of its kind at Marquette, this is an interfaith immersion experience for Marquette students to learn in depth about Muslim American life. On this four day trip we will travel to Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan [near Detroit], places with the largest Muslim population in the U.S. We will learn about Islam, and more importantly, about being Muslim in the U.S. at this point in history.

The trip will take place March 10-14, 2019 (during Marquette's spring break).

Apply by January 18th, 2019. Download the application.

Tentative activities

  • Visit mosques
  • Meet scholars, religious leaders, politicians, and activists
  • Participate in a day of service project
  • Engage in daily reflection
  • Learn about Muslim life in America
  • Eat great ethnic food

Interested in participating?

This trip is open to undergrad and graduate students. There are also limited opportunities for faculty and staff to participate. Applications are due by January 18th. Participants are asked to contribute a $200 “co-pay” to help cover travel, hotel, and food expenses associated with the program. Upon return, we hope students will become active agents in engaging Muslims and countering Islamophobia. Please contact Dr. Louise Cainkar with any questions.



Interfaith Immersion
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