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Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Judaism & Islam

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

An interreligious event featuring lectures by Dr. Deena Aranoff and Dr. Nargis Virani. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, as part of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

Story of the Prophet Joseph in Biblical and Qur’anic Narratives

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

Lectures by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto and Dr. Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. GTU Library Dinner Board Room, reception 5:30 pm and lecture 6:00-8:00 pm.

 

CIS News for April 2017

News and Events from the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union 

Haas Fund Supports Student Interreligious Research on Islam and Judaism

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided the GTU a grant to support the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies in their joint programming for this academic year. We are pleased to announce grants for students working on an interreligious research project related to Judaism and Islam.

Scriptures and Revelation in the Abrahamic Traditions

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

In celebration of Interfaith Harmony week, please join CIS and CJS for an enlightening talk by Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub. 
GTU Library Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Madrasa-Midrasha Joint Program

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies & Center for Islamic Studies 

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The Lunar Calendar in Judaism and Islam: 10.6.16 12:30pm

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:30pm

The Lunar Calendar in Judaism and Islam Thursday, Oct 6 12:30-2:00 PM GTU Library Dinner Boardroom 3rd Floor 2400 Ridge Road Please join us to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & the Islamic New Year. This event will be led by Prof. Deena Aranoff and Prof. Abdullah Ali, and will provide an overview of the Lunar Calendar in both traditions, the convergence of Rosh Hashanah and the Islamic new year, and Yom Kippur and Ashura.

GTU Receives Funding for Madrasa-Midrasha Interreligious Programs

January 6, 2016

The Graduate Theological Union has received a grant of $35,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support Madrasa-Midrasha: Interreligious Education Programming during 2016. Madrasa-Midrasha is a collaborative effort between the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.

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.

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