Forum on Islamic faith set at DWU

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A forum on faith exploration, “Islam in South Dakota,” will take place next week on Dakota Wesleyan University’s campus.

“Islam in South Dakota” will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in room 107 in the DWU education department, located between the Christen Athletic Center and LB Williams Elementary. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the McGovern Center.

Dr. Mohammad Zeeshan Qamar, of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, is a member of the Islamic faith and will speak on the history of the religion, as well as its misconceptions and stereotypes. Qamar is a doctor at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls and specializes in transplant surgery, kidney care and high blood pressure.

“As part of DWU’s commitment to faith exploration and diversity on campus and in the community, please join us in welcoming Dr. Mohammad Zeeshan Qamar for a timely conversation on tenets of Islam,” said Dr. John Lang, director of the McGovern Center. “Originating in the early seventh century, Islam is now one of the world’s largest religions; and yet, in the United States, Islam is poorly understood.”