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ICJS Launches Premier Interreligious Lectureship

The Silber-Obrecht Lecture, the first endowed lectureship in the emerging field of interreligious and interfaith studies, is an annual three-day academic residency in Baltimore, April 25-28, 2023. The lectureship aims to advance the field of study by presenting new and creative work by a senior scholar and interreligious practitioner.

The inaugural Silber-Obrecht Lecture will be delivered by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., a theologian at the Harvard Divinity School and a leader in the field of interreligious studies.

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ICJS is an Associate Member of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), but not an Accredited Member with the ATS Commission on Accrediting.

Faculty Seminar: Faiths & Ferocity

The ICJS inaugural Faculty Seminar, held in Baltimore July 11 to 14, 2022, brought together scholars working in universities and seminaries who research and/or teach in Interreligious Studies or Genocide Studies. Under the leadership of Ben Sax and Kate Temoney, seminar participants examined encounters between these two areas of study and considered how methodological approaches in both fields can challenge and enrich one another in our teaching and scholarship.

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By bringing these two areas of study together, scholars open up new questions, as well as explore new pedagogical approaches toward addressing violence and reconciliation in interreligious encounters.

Ben Sax

ICJS Jewish Scholar & Seminar Co-Director