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Munir Jiwa

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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.

Interfaith Dialogue in a Plural Society: The View from the Academy Workshop

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, November 28, 2013 (All day)

Workshop: Interfaith Dialogue in a Plural Society: The View from the Academy

Hosted by The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University. 

Location: Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, BC, Canada

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.

CIS and CJS Co-host Annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning on Jews and Muslims in the Media

Participants for the Center for Jewish Studies' and Center for Islamic Studies' annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning gathered at Easton Hall o

Muslims and the Excluded Middle

At a September 17 event, GTU President James Donahue and CIS Director Munir Jiwa spoke against the violence perpetuated in Libya and Egypt, actions which spawned protests around the world, following the circulation of a 14-minute movie trailer maligning the Prophet Muhammad. They addressed a full-house alongside of Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley and Zaytuna College; Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College; and Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Zaytuna College. Hanson is also a doctoral student at the GTU. The panel was moderated by journalist Sandy Tolan.

Islam from the Public Square to the Academy

With few counterparts, the Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) offers graduate students and scholars, Muslim and those of other faith traditions, the opportunity to pursue the academic study of Islam, within the multireligious context of the GTU, where pluralism, dialogue and interreligious understanding are the basis of scholarship and service. It also provides a community for Muslim students throughout the consortium regardless of academic interests.

Between Militarism and Extremism: The Excluded Middle

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.

Tonight, September 17

Faculty

Munir Jiwa

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., Simon Fraser University

Munir Jiwa

Munir JiwaGraduate Theological Union
Director and Associate Professor
Center for Islamic Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2007

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