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CIS Director, Munir Jiwa, to present at CCSMSC Workshop in Vancouver

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, has been selected as a panelist at the Interfaith Dialogue in a Plural Society: The View from the Academy Workshop hosted by The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC)

CIS Director Jiwa to speak at KAICIID Global Forum in Vienna

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, has been selected to speak at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Global Forum in Vienna, Austria, taking place November 18-19.

Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:06pm

Join the ABSW community for their second Baptist-Muslim Dialogue event, featuring leaders from our neighboring Muslim communities of education in Berkeley, including:

What’s that you see? Interfaith panel explores art and spirituality

The Graduate Theological Union, in conjunction with the Center for Arts, Religion and Education, sponsored Modern Divine: An Interfaith Panel on Art and Spirituality on October 27 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Exploring sacred space

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU co-sponsored their annual Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning on October 10 with over sixty people in attendance. Each year a topic is explored from both Jewish and Muslim perspectives.

The Qur'an in Muslim Faith and Practice, lecture by Dr.Mahan Mirza (Zaytuna College)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
Encountering Islam: Ministry in the Church and the Dominican Tradition 
 
The Qur’an in Muslim Faith and Practice
Dr. Mahan Mirza, Zaytuna College
 
Location: DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. Click here for directions. 
 

Encountering Islam: Ministry in the Church and the Dominican Tradition

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30pm

Encountering Islam: Ministry in the Church and the Dominican Tradition

"The Qur'an in Muslim Faith and Practice", lecture by Dr. Mahan Mirza, Zaytuna College

"Aesthetics of Sacred Space" - Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:30pm

Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies

Speakers:

Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
 

Location: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Approaches to the Qur'an Series - Art Exhibit Opening

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrating Vatican II and Nostra AetateApproaching the Qur’an Through Art Series, Art Exhibit Opening 
 

Judging Faith Workshop: An International Dialogue on the Jurisprudence on Religion in Courts

Friday, September 20, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)

Presented by UC Berkeley's Institutions and Governance Program

How do American and European courts confront the problem of reconciling secular democratic principles with increasingly assertive faith identities? The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small group of distinguished judges, scholars and advocates to discuss the tensions between faith-based practices and secular ideals.

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