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  • Dr. Ziad participates in forum celebrating Muslim leadership in public life

    October 26, 2017

    ICJS Scholar of Islam, Dr. Homayra Ziad, reflects on her experience at Concordia Forum in October 2017. The annual Concordia Forum draws participants from around the globe to discuss issues of faith and public life in the Muslim community. 

    In mid-October, I had the pleasure of attending Concordia, an invitation-only networking opportunity for Muslim leaders from the U.S, U.K, Europe, Australia and Canada. Concordia brought together representation from many different sectors, including business and non-profit,... read more

  • ICJS to launch Teaching Fellowship Fall 2018

    October 25, 2017

    With the generous support of the Silber Foundation, the ICJS will launch the ICJS Teaching Fellowship in fall 2018. The Fellowship will create and grow a network of Baltimore public, parochial, and independent high school teachers capable of dealing with religious and ethical differences in the classroom.

    In the months following the 2016 election, more hate incidents took place in America's schools than anywhere else, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Engaging religious difference is an essential component to the formation of a functioning citizenry in our ... read more

  • 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