Public Programs

ICJS has been engaging local, regional, and national communities with educational and dialogue programs for more than 30 years. We offer adult learners, teachers, community leaders, and religious leaders opportunities to explore interfaith relations that disarm religious tensions, encourage civil discourse, and deepen spiritual pursuits.

Imagining Justice in Baltimore: A Four-part Online Interreligious Dialogue

In the fall of 2020, the third iteration of the IJB conversations will examine various religious perspectives on water access, water pollution, and justice. How do we think together interreligiously about the civic and ecological needs for water in Baltimore? We will convene a series of community dialogues that bring Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions and texts to bear on these important questions. These conversations will be facilitated online by our Justice Fellows on the following Thursday evenings: October 8, 22, and November 5, 19 . Registration opens September 15.

June 15, 2020
Same God Film Discussion with Dr. Larycia Hawkins
“You, America, are pregnant with possibilities for reckoning with history, but there can be no absolution without confession. ‘America’ would rather forget her ravages than reckon with them, but there […]


ICJS offers occasional lectures and lecture series that are open to the public. These lectures bridge the divide between the academy and the public, building religious literacy in Baltimore with some of the leading voices in studying Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as interreligious studies.
January 30, 2020
Crossroads in Jewish-Muslim Dialogue
In this course, we will study how contemporary conversations between Jews and Muslims are informed by their interpretations of past historical moments and relations between these communities. From Medieval encounters […]

Mini Courses

Mini Courses provide adult learners with an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject over a series of class meetings. Courses are led by both ICJS and outside instructors and creatively mix multiple formats, such as lecture, group discussion, and paired study. They also incorporate diverse sources, including texts, art, music, and video.