Submitted by communications on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:32pm
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
During this event Zaytuna College's co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf will speak about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
James A. Donahue (President, Graduate Theological Union) and Munir Jiwa (Assistant Professor, Graduate Theological Union) will also speak at this event.
Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC will be moderating this event.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:00am
Literary critics and theologians often talk about "interpretive communities" and "capable readers." Who has the ability--and even the right--to interpret a text, especially a sacred text that bears authority in a particular religious tradition?
Last month I participated in a weeklong interreligious Theology Conference at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem along with Naomi Seidman (Director, Center for Jewish Studies), Munir Jiwa (Director, Center for Islamic Studies), and Nargis Virani (visiting faculty, Center for Islamic Studies). The theme of the conference was “What makes a good person?” Small groups involving participants from all three traditions studied key sacred texts together, working both in the original languages and in English translation.
Submitted by communications on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 2:38pm
June 7, 2010 - In the framework of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Intellectual Watch series, Dr. Munir Jiwa, the founding Director and Assistant Professor at the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, presents his latest research and engages in a discussion on Muslim cultural producers — comedians, performers, musicians, visual artists... — who put into question the divide between the secular and the religious.
Submitted by communications on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 4:25pm
Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and assistant professor of Islamic Studies, has a rich background in engaging difference. His research has addressed mass media portrayals of Islam and Muslims.
Jiwa was previously at the University of Toronto, where he was a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department and Center for the Study of Religion. He holds a master’s degree in religion from Harvard and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University.