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American Muslim identity and global peace
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CitationKaplan, H. (2019). American Muslim identity and global peace. Global Coffee Hour, 8 February 2019, PA, USA.
This talk contains brief introduction to the long history of the relationship between West and Muslim World. Based on the historical background, contemporary American Muslim experience is discussed from several perspectives such as religion, politics, psychology and history. Some recent statistical facts are introduced. Fundamental challenges such as integration, identity and social cohesion that both American Muslim community and Americans faces are highlighted. Despite some short term political and cultural challenges, several long-term opportunities are projected. In this frame, the role of second and third generation American Muslim are highlighted. Especially, in the context of global peace, bridging role of second and third generation immigrant Muslim is emphasized.