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August 16, 2018
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Two-year grant awarded to promote understanding of Islam
(WOUB) - Polls show Americans are concerned about Islam and often connect it to negative stereotypes.

However, they know relatively little about the religion.

Ohio University has been awarded a two-year grant to promote better understanding of Islam.

Steve Howard co-authored the grant proposal.

Howard is Director of O-U's National Resource Center for African Studies.

He says in a country like the U-S that is so involved in the Middle East, it is important to make sure people get the facts straight about Islam.

The grant money will be used to draw attention to reform and progress in the contemporary Muslim world.

Planned projects include a lecture series featuring Islamic scholars and thinkers.

The first one of those will be Tuesday.
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