STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford’s Ferguson Library will be helping people better understand the Islamic culture after receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities .
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf will have a collection of books, films, and other resources to help people learn about the history and culture of Muslims in America and the rest of the world, a news release from the library said. The bookshelf is intended to provide trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs associated with Islamic civilizations, the release said.
The Ferguson is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils receiving the bookshelf, and in addition to the collection of resources will have access to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online, the release said. A complete listing of the material in the collection is available at the library.
The grant was given to the library through the National Endowments “Bridging Cultures” initiative, which is designed to promote understanding and mutual respect among people with different histories and cultures in the U.S. and abroad, the release said.