About the Instructors

Heather Miller Rubens, Ph.D., ICJS’ Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar, focuses her research on the theoretical, theological, ethical, and political implications of affirming religious diversity and building an interreligious society. 

Benjamin Sax, Ph.D., the ICJS’ Jewish Scholar, is an experienced professor, university administrator, scholar, award-winning teacher, public speaker, and practitioner and facilitator of interreligious dialogue. 

Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D. is the Muslim Scholar at ICJS, where her research centers around Islamic theology and spirituality, Christian-Muslim relations, and the intersection of religion and migration. 

Matthew Taylor, Ph.D. is the ICJS Protestant Scholar, specializing in Muslim-Christian dialogue, Christian theology and interreligious engagement, religious politics in the U.S., and American Islam. 

Course Schedule

Feb 3: Introduction & Orientation: Why Interreligious Learning is a Force for Good (Heather Miller Rubens).

Feb 10: Jewish Reflections on Economic Justice (Ben Sax).

Feb 17:  Christian Reflections on Economic Justice (Matt Taylor).

Feb 24:  Muslim Reflections on Economic Justice (Zeyneb Sayilgan).