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Finding Mecca in AmericaHow Islam Is Becoming an American Religion$
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Mucahit Bilici

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226049564

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.001.0001

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Seeking Kinship through Abraham: Muslim Interfaith Activism

Seeking Kinship through Abraham: Muslim Interfaith Activism

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(p.145) Five Seeking Kinship through Abraham: Muslim Interfaith Activism
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Finding Mecca in America
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Mucahit Bilici

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0006

This chapter examines the nature and meaning of interfaith activism for American Muslims. It discusses the kind of misconceptions that exclude Muslims and deny Islam a place in the American religious landscape; how Muslim activists reconstruct Islam as an American religion through interfaith dialogue; and Muslim involvement in Detroit's local interfaith scene. The final section presents a rethinking of interfaith work as a citizenship practice.

Keywords:   American Muslims, Islam, American religion, interfaith dialogue, citizenship

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