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  • Educating about Religion beyond Academia

    October 12, 2017

    On October 27, 2017, Dr. Heather Miller Rubens (ICJS Executive Director and University of Chicago alum) will participate in a panel discussion at the University of Chicago's Divinity School.

    The event, Pedagogy Unbound: Educating about Religion beyond Academia, brings together "... a panel of three Divinity School alumni who are leaders in the forms and contexts of education about religion beyond academia: represented here are voices from the... read more

  • Executive Director has court analysis featured in open access resource

    September 29, 2017

    ICJS Executive Director Dr. Heather Miller Rubens' court case analysis of the Jews’ Free School (JFS) case has been featured on the Teaching Law & Religion Case Study Archive.

    Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Teaching Law & Religion Case Study Archive provides "open access English-language resources and analysis of legal cases and associated background materials from different parts of the world."

    Dr. Rubens' analysis, entitled “Something Has Gone Wrong”: The JFS Case and Defining Jewish Identity in the... read more

  • Join AAR for an Interreligious/Interfaith Studies lunch

    August 31, 2017

    This year, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) will host its annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. AAR is pleased to announce that it will be launching the Association for Interreligious/Interfaith Studies (AIIS) with a pre-meeting working lunch and afternoon workshop on November 17, 2017. Please visit AAR's website for more information and to... read more

  • ICJS Executive Director and Jewish Scholar to be panelists at 16th annual CCJCR meeting

    August 31, 2017

    Dr. Heather Miller Rubens (ICJS Executive Director) and Dr. Benjamin Sax (ICJS Jewish Scholar) have each been invited to join panel discussions at the 16th annual meeting of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.

    Dr. Sax will be the respondent to a panel discussion on the use of term “Judeo-Christian” in contemporary discourse. In “Today’s Use of ‘Judeo-Christian’ to Reinforce a ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Problems and Proposed Solutions” panelists will explore how the term "'Judeo-Christian' [is] being... read more