A New Voice for Islam

Ingrid Mattson is the first woman and convert to lead the Islamic Society of North America.  Formally a Catholic, she joined Krista Tippett on Speaking of Faith to discuss her experience of Islamic Spirituality, which she did not discover until her twenties.

As I listened to this interview, I was so very impressed with Ingrid’s ability to criticize with great respect the religion she now directs.  She is a diplomat in every sense of the word, recognizing areas where further dialogue is needed and where no amount of dialogue will improve the situation.

Mattson also offers her thoughts on the role of women in Islam and how that role is evolving as Islam continues to emerge on a global scale.


Credits: Tippett, Krista. A New Voice for Islam, Speaking of Faith, American Public Media.  March 6, 2008.


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