Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities (ECMC)
Invites you to hear
Dr. Ingrid Mattson
Renowned Scholar, Muslim leader, an Interfaith Activist
August 20th, 2017, 6:00 PM
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Dr. Ingrid Mattson is the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada.
Dr. Mattson was educated in Canada and the United States, earning a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1999. From 1998 to 2012 she was Professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary in CT where she developed and directed the first accredited graduate program for Muslim chaplains in America, and served as Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. From 2001-2010 Dr. Mattson served as vice-president, then as president of the Islamic Society of North America (USA), the first woman to serve in either position. Her writings, both academic and public, focus primarily on Qur’an interpretation, Islamic theological ethics and interfaith relations. Her book, The Story of the Qur’an, is an academic best seller and was chosen by the US National Endowment for the Humanities for inclusion in its “Bridging Cultures” program.
Dr. Mattson has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the Doctor of Law from Trinity College, Hartford, Doctor of Letters, Chicago Theological Seminary, Wisam al-Istiqlal of the First Order for contributions to the field of Islamic Students, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She was among Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential people in 2007.