Global Islam

Think ofWriting for the CNN Belief Blog, Dan Merica distills the newly released Pew Research Center study on Islam into five major takeaways:

  1. Differences between U.S. and international Muslims are vast,
  2. Sharia law favored, especially by more devout Muslims,
  3. Most Muslims believe religion, politics should be intertwined,
  4. Around the world, Muslims heralded religious freedom, and
  5. Islamic extremism widely rejected, but still a concern.

Says Who?
This four year long study included a total of 38,000 interviews in 39 countries and territories conducted in over 80 languages.

So What?
In the early years of the second decade of the twenty-first century, there is a great deal of misinformation about Islam being shared in America.  This new research offers a wealth of information about Muslim understanding in America as well as on a more global basis.

  • Which (if any) of the five takeaways challenge your prior assumptions?
  • How is your local faith community involved in providing accurate information about Islam?


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