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Women of Faith: Jenan Mohajir on how Islam motivates her interfaith work

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Jenan Mohajir, senior director of leadership at Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
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Today, Muslims make up about 1 percent of the U.S. population. But they are a growing group. By 2040, Islam is expected to surpass Judaism as the second-largest religion in America. Yet there is much to learn — especially when it comes to Muslim women. Many of them are taking the lead in their communities and reframing the principles of Islam to make it relevant to today's culture.

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Jenan Mohajir about how her Muslim faith motivates her to form relationships across religious boundaries and what it means to be an empowered Muslim woman today.

Guest:
Jenan Mohajir, senior director of leadership at Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

Correction (April 23, 2019): Jenan Mohajir's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article.