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Negrete1 English-1101-08 The Spiritual Community of Practice and A Glance into Islam Volunteering as a conversation partner for the

International Students enrolled in the ELTI has exposed me to a whole new perspective of spirituality that is practiced just at largely as Christianity. The nationality of my new friends range from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, and Mali. All, of which, are Muslim nations. These students often talk to me about their Muslim lives and how they achieve their spiritual goals. My ethnography will consist of an observation of the Muslim students on campus and my Christian experience. My goal is to highlight consistency and universality between a Muslims and a Christians by carefully analyzing their vocabulary, expressions, and cultural disparities. Expect to see an identification of a phrases that are common in Arabic, Greek, Latin, Spanish, and common in purpose. Also, expect to see and identification of authorities, how they affiliate, and their strict lexis. The collection of information should reveal parities between the two groups and hopefully identify common ground for the two major religions who fall under the Spiritual Community of Practice.

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Ethnography Outline
1. Paragraph One (Introduction): Proposition of idea of universality and consistence. Acknowledgement of two equal religions and identification of Spiritual Community of Practice. Identify elements of commonality between Islam and Christianity in the following criteria - Phrases and Lexis in Arabic, English, and Spanish that are goal oriented - Experiences as religious people 2. Paragraph Two (Elaboration): Exposing of the lexis from real Muslims and Christians and how they identify those who mushfake in their religions vocabulary and literature. Identify their reactions as far as affiliations go. This will include information deriving from interviews on campus. 3. Paragraph Three (Elaboration): Exposing the deep accounts of the interviewed Muslim and Christian Students. This may include how they identify with someone who prays as they do and how connected they feel with each other in their services 4. Paragraph Four (Conclusion): This will make deeper connections between the religious experiences with those they affiliate. It will pin point where commonality is made instead of regurgitating information about them. Hopefully my results will match what is expected and to make connections between the two to make a reason to come closer together as a family ( the Spiritual Community of Practice).