Forum At Islamic Center Of Irving Gives Attendees a Chance to 'Address the Stereotypes'

September 26, 2009

Author: Lori Stahl

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On Saturday, the Islamic Center of Irving hosted a forum on the faith's contributions to world history. Next month it will have an open house called "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor."

After a week of alarming headlines, it's easy to see why such outreach programs exist.

"It gives you the forum to address the stereotypes," said Amy Moncrief, a ninth-grade world history teacher from Frisco who attended Saturday's event, which was also sponsored by the World Affairs Council. The seminar was aimed at educators, to teach them more about Islam to better prepare them to lead class discussions.