Center for Interfaith Engagement

CIE Interfaith Forum: Yehezkel Landau

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Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations at Hartford Seminary and first holder of the newly endowed chair in Abrahamic Partnerships at Hartford Seminary, offers professional and personal insights on “Abrahamic Partnerships in Pursuit of Peace.” This talk combines Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations with the wider agenda of religious peacemaking.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Sumanto Al Qurtuby

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Sumanto is a 2007 EMU CJP grad with a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Boston University. His address, “Religion, Violence, and Conciliation: The Case of Ambon, Eastern Indonesia,” focuses on inter-religious conflicts, prospects for future peace, and challenges of interfaith engagement among Christians and Muslims. Sumanto, General Secretary, Nahdlatul Ulama Community in North America;… Read more »

CIE Interfaith forum: Amir Akrami

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Amir Akrami, EMU’s first visiting Muslim scholar in the Center for Interfaith Engagement, addresses “Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue.” Dr. Akrami holds a PhD in philosophy of religion from McGill University, Montreal, and comes to EMU from the Iranian Institute of Philosophy in Tehran, Iran. Dr. Akrami has been a regular participant in the… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Dr. Vanessa Ochs

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Dr. Vanessa Ochs is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia where she teaches courses in Judaism, anthropology of religion and spiritual writing. Her topic here is the dramatic changes brought about by women in Judaism in the last decades. She provides the knowledge about… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum – Mohammed Ghanem: From Syrian English Teacher to Peacebuilder

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“An Invitation for Discrimination! The Covenant of Umar” The Covenant of Umar is a treaty that was concluded between the Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab and Sophronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Ghanem has translated this treaty and researched how it can be used as an example of Muslim-Christian relations. He also talks about his pilgrimage from… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Phil Enns

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Teaching as a Christian in an Islamic University: How this contributes to Interfaith Engagement Phil Enns, former MCC worker at the Islamic University of Indonesia, talks about his experiences teaching in Yogyakarta and relating to his Muslim co-workers. This forum is jointly sponsored by MCC/CIE/ACRS. For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Daniel Tutt

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Outreach and Program Director, Daniel Tutt, talks about his work to promote peace and understanding across religious and cultural lines at Unity Productions Foundation. He talks in greater depth about various aspects of “Talking Through Walls,” the interfaith film scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. More specifically, Tutt explains UPF’s mission: “working for peace… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: “A Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence” Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

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Renowned storyteller, activist, organizer, writer, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, is one of the first ten women in Jewish history to enter Rabbinic life and, in 1980, became the first woman ordained in the Jewish Renewal Movement. In 1973 she began congregational life with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and then lived for 22 years in… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum – Doug Hostetter

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Doug Hostetter graduated from EMU during the Vietnam War years and did his alternative service with MCC in Tam Ky, Vietnam. His life work has been devoted to seeking nonviolent alternatives to war and oppression in many war zones including of North and South Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been… Read more »