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The Silber-Obrecht Lecture

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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 a semiannual three-day academic residency in Baltimore. 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, to be held from April 25-27, 2023 at Loyola University Maryland, 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.

Shubha Pathak, Ph.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University in Washington D.C. will offer her response to Dr. Clooney’s lecture.

The endowed lecture, managed and sponsored by ICJS, will be held in partnership with five Baltimore educational institutions: Goucher College, the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University’s Center for Religion and Cities, and St. Mary’s Seminary & University.

The Silber-Obrecht Lecture is named in honor of Sidney and Jean Silber and Charles F. and Margaret M.H. (Peggy) Obrecht in recognition of their longtime commitment to improving interreligious relationships and understanding.

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