ICJS Exceeds 2014-15 Annual Fund Goal

We offer a warm thank you to everyone who contributed to the Annual Fund enabling us to meet and exceed this year's goal of $300,000. We also extend our gratitude to all those who participated in and attended ICJS programming throughout the year.

Thank you for your generosity, dedication, and support during this past fiscal year of 2014-2015. It is you—the ICJS community—who make the ICJS an effective force in disarming religious hatred and strengthening interreligious dialogue.


Recent highlights include:

  • Offered Dr. Homayra Ziad’s “Approaching the Qur’an” mini-course, taking our first curricular steps toward fully incorporating Islam into our work.
  • In Baltimore, successfully completed Reclaiming the Center, Volume 3, the final installment of our multi-year congregational curriculum for Jews and Christians.
  • Relaunched Leadership Forum, bringing together business and community leaders to examine historical moments of crisis and transformation in Jewish-Christian, Jewish-Muslim, and Christian-Muslim relations.
  • Co-developed the Religion Teachers Network, providing professional development and networking for Maryland-area independent and parochial high school teachers. 
  • Partnered again with the Washington Theological Consortium to complete the second Emerging Religious Leaders retreat for seminarians and rabbinical students.
  • Hosted the Panel Discussion “Being Muslim in America: Why Media Matters,” exploring the challenges and opportunities that confront Americans as we struggle to realize the promise of living in a religiously plural and democratic nation.
  • Welcomed Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, as our 2014-2015 Manekin-Clark Lecturer.

None of this would have been possible without our generous donors. Thank you.