ICJS has been engaging local, regional, and national communities with educational and dialogue programs for over 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.
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.
LecturesICJS 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.
Imagining Justice in Baltimore
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 be convening a series of community dialogues that bring Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions and texts to bear on these important question. These conversations will be October 8, 22 and November 5, 19 in 2020. More information will be coming soon about these exciting programs.