On April 2, the Brookings Institution Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World will host Swedish expert on Islam and Religious education Jenny Berglund on Islamic religious education to discuss current programs and best practices in Europe and the United States. An American expert will serve as discussant. After the discussion, the panelists will take audience questions.
In her upcoming Brookings paper, Jenny Berglund explains the differences in publicly-funded Islamic education in Europe and the United States. Her report details existing religious education programs, teacher training, and ongoing political debates, grounded in the historical and religious norms of the countries. Berglund also recommends good practices for governments to further their citizens’ knowledge about Islam and promote inclusive citizenship and respect.