Color image of Wali Dirie, executive director of the Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, stands outside their new entrance at 504 Cedar Avenue, 2015.

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, Cedar Avenue entrance

Wali Dirie, executive director of the Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, stands outside their new entrance at 504 Cedar Avenue, 2015.

Color image of group prayer during the purchase of a building for Dar Al-Hijrah, 2006.

Group prayer at Dar Al-Hijrah mosque

In 2015, Imam Sharif Mohamed, Abdisalam Adam, and other leaders of Dar Al-Hijrah mosque raise their hands in prayer after the remodeling of their building following a devastating fire.

Color image of the Islamic Civic Society of America, ca. 2015.

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, ca. 2015.

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, Minneapolis

Dar Al-Hijrah was founded in 1998 in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis and is the oldest Somali mosque in Minnesota. It signals the latest of many phases of immigration to the state, from Scandinavians and other Europeans in the nineteenth century to East Africans in the 1990s and 2000s. The congregation has a unique commitment to civic education and advocates for the idea that Islam is compatible with democracy through its sister organization, the Islamic Civic Society of America.

Temple Israel, Duluth

Temple Israel, Duluth

Exterior of Temple Israel, Duluth, ca. 2016.

Color image of the Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad.

Stave church floor plan

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad. Typical elements of stave churches include a walkway (sval), nave (midtrom), chancel (kor), and apse (apsis). Image by Wikimedia Commons user Hȧkon Andreas Christie.

Color image of the interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010.

Hopperstad Stave Church (Norway), interior

The interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010. Note the canopy of the baldachin, six staves, structural St. Andrew’s crosses, and small windows in the clerestory.

Color image of the front façade of the Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, Minnesota, 2009. Photographed by Flickr user Amy Meredith.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica front façade

Front façade of the Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, Minnesota, 2009. Photographed by Flickr user Amy Meredith.

Color image of the leper’s window and part of the choir screen separating the chancel from the nave inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica leper’s window

View of the leper’s window and part of the choir screen separating the chancel from the nave inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

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