Islam's Eternal Struggle: Interfaith Marriage

Nina Safran
Pennsylvania State University’s Nina Safran kicks off a series exploring connections between contemporary issues and medieval concepts of race, gender and identity, discussing “She Nourishes Them According to Her Religion”: Interfaith Marriage, Conversion, and Transmission of Culture in the Medieval Islamic World.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Program: 
6:30 pm
Individual circumstances have changed over the ages, but religious leaders and families in today’s Islamic world have many of the same concerns about interfaith marriages as their forbears in the ninth and 10th centuries.

Penn State University’s Nina Safran examines that historical context and the implications of such marriages between religions—from medieval times to now—in a discussion, "She Nourishes Them According to Her Religion”: Interfaith Marriage, Conversion, and Transmission of Culture in the Medieval Islamic World.

Safran is an associate professor of history at Penn State. Her presentation, co-presented by the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies program, is part of a series exploring connections between contemporary issues and medieval concepts of race, gender and identity.