Community Events

Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00 p.m.
American Swedish Institute
Larson Hall, Nelson Cultural Center
2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free and open to the public

David M. Krueger is a storyteller, scholar, author, and educator who is passionate about public history and social justice. His areas of expertise include American religious history, violence, myths, and popular culture. Dr. Krueger will discuss what Minnesota’s Viking myths reveal about anxieties related to religious and racial diversity that persist to the present day. Read more

South Metro Interfaith Community

Thursday, August 16, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Burnsville Mosque
1350 Riverwood Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

In August: we will gather at the Burnsville Mosque on Thursday 16 August, 11:30-1:00 for a light lunch and special guests from the Abrahamic Tri-Faith initiative in South Minneapolis. This is the partnership that hosted the very successful July 4th interfaith celebration in 2017, attended by over 700 people (including several of us from the south metro). Our guests will share with us the process and work of creating this Tri-Faith Center. We look forward to hearing their insights and experiences.

Sunday, September 20, 2018
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cliff Fen Park
120 Cliff Rd E
Burnsville, MN 55337

In September: PICNIC! Sunday afternoon September 16 1-4 p.m. Cliff Fen Park in Burnsville, All are most welcome!! Bring your favorite food to share.

For further information, contact Paula Nordhem pnordhem@yahoo.com or Pam Lauer wpdj@usfamily.net.