My Neighbor is Muslim: Study-Discussion Series at Good Shepherd

My Neighbor Is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith

Good Shepherd announces and invites your participation in this 6-part study-discussion series. The sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings in April and May, 6:00-7:00 p.m., in Good Shepherd’s Fellowship Hall. Participants are welcome to bring their own simple supper.

Wednesday, April 13 – II. Islam & Jesus – Leader: Pastor Amy Zalk Larson

Wednesday, April 20 – III. Islam & Jews/Christians – Leader: Jane Kemp

Wednesday, April 27 – IV. Islam & Charity – Leader: Janeen Christy

Wednesday, May 4 – V. Islam & Violence – Leader:  Makayla Marinack

Wednesday, May 11 – VI. Islam & Finance – Leader: Jaci Wilkinson

Wednesday, May 18 – VII. Islamic State – Leader: Lyle Otte

This study-discussion series resource was developed in 2015 by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) to help Lutherans in the state welcome Muslim neighbors. Lutheran Immigration and Refugees Services (LIRS) now provides this resource to congregations and discussion groups throughout the country.

Todd Green, Luther College Associate Professor of Religion contributed the seven sections that explain the basic tenets of the faith. Luther Seminary professors wrote responses and provided discussion questions for each section that bring the Christian perspective into conversation with the Muslim faith.

It is the hope of those who developed this resource and the Good Shepherd congregation that it will open doors, minds, and hearts, dispel stereotypes and myths, and start more conversations. Advance preparation and attendance at all sessions is not required. However, a limited number of copies are available from the church office; the study resource can be downloaded or a free print copy ordered from LIRS:

 For additional information about the study-discussion series and its resource, consult Good Shepherd’s website or contact the church office:; Phone – 382-3656; Email –