Christian teachers at Des Moines Muslim school gain insight into religion, themselve

Emily Miller, an energetic elementary schoolteacher in Des Moines, loves to sing. So one recent morning, after her first-graders put away their backpacks and sharpen their pencils, she sits them in a semicircle and sings a variation of a song she learned growing up Catholic in southwest Iowa.

“Allah told Noah, there’s gonna be a floodie, floodie!” the 22-year-old sings. The children join in. “Allah told Noah, there’s gonna be a floodie, floodie! Get those animals out of the muddie, muddie! Children of Allah.”

It’s a typical morning at New Horizons Academy, a private day care and school at the Islamic Center of Des Moines. But for Miller and Jennifer DeMuynck, classes here are like nothing they’ve experienced before.

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE DES MOINES REGISTER

 

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