Center for Interfaith Engagement

CIE Interfaith Forum: Amir Akrami and Mark Thiessen Nation

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Amir Akrami and Mark Thiessen Nation – Pluralism, Particularity & the Way to Peace: A Muslim and a Mennonite in Dialogue. Thiessen Nation is Professor of Theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Akrami is Visiting Muslim Scholar at EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. They each speak from their respective approaches followed by opportunity to… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Najeeba Syeed Miller

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Najeeba Syeed Miller, professor of inter-religious education at Claremont School of Theology and Director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding, speaks on, “Prophetic Peacebuilding: Abrahamic Visions for Peace.” A practitioner and educator in conflict resolution among communities of ethnic and religious diversity, her involvements include conducting gang interventions, implementing diversity training in universities and… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: Marc Gopin

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Mark Gopin, James H. Laue Professor and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, speaks on his national and international interfaith peacebuilding efforts focusing on “Self Examination’s Contribution to Peacebuilding.” Gopin is an expert on the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict… Read more »

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 »