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Speaking Engagements

The expertise of ICJS scholars and staff covers a wide range of topics on which we regularly provide lectures and presentations to organizations, congregations, and businesses. Following are select presentations from the past fiscal year to present. Please complete the Speaker Request Form if you are interested in discussing speaking possibilities.

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

  • Building Interreligious Dialogue Skills/Water Justice in Baltimore
    Garrison Forest School
    Christine Gallagher, Program Director, Teachers
  • Dabru Emet: 20 Years Later
    Beth Am Synagogue
    Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar
  • Lens or Blindfold? Religious Faith and the Challenges of Our Time: A Response
    Interfaith Institute, presented by Women of BHC (Baltimore Hebrew Congregation)
    Zeyneb Sayilgan, Muslim Scholar

February 2021

  • Dabru Emet: 20 Years Later
    Beth Am Synagogue
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • Working in the Nonprofit Sector and the Importance of Public-facing Religious Scholarship
    St. Louis University, Department of Theological Studies
    Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar
  • Religion and Law
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar
  • Beloved Community and Interreligious Engagement
    Loyola University
    Alisha Tatem, Program Director, Congregational Leaders

January 2021

  • White Supremacy, Christian Theology, and Rising Violence Against Jews and Muslims
    New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (Washington, DC)
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

December 2020

November 2020

  • Interreligious Studies: Dispatches from an Emerging Field
    Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • Illiberal Religion and the Question of Community
    Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
    Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar 
  • Mapping Islam and Justice onto the City of Boston: Mohammad’s Temple No. 11 and the Economic and Social Empowerment of 1948-1998
    Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
    Fatimah Fanusie, Program Director, Justice Leaders
  • The Enduring Legacy of Christian Complicity and Colonial Genocide Narratives
    Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar

October 2020

  • American Antisemitism in Historical Perspective: A Response
    Annual Meeting of the Council on Christian and Jewish Relations
    Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar 
  • Interfaith Civic Engagement
    Loyola University
    Alisha Tatem, Program Director, Congregational Leaders

September 2020

  • Islam in History and Contemporary Reconsideration (three-part series)
    Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church
    Matt Taylor, ICJS Protestant Scholar

August 2020

  • Developing Assignments for the Secondary Classroom
    Center for the Study of Religion and the City
    Christine Gallagher, Program Director, Teachers

July 2020

  • Dialogue vs. Debate in Our Communities
    Youthworks Imagining Baltimore Together
    Christine Gallagher, Program Director, Teachers

May 2020 

  • Synoptic Gospels, Jesus’ Suffering, and Anti-Judaism (two-part series)
    Westminster Presbyterian Church 
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

March 2020

  • Dialogue vs. Debate in Our School Communities
    Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Christine Gallagher, Program Director, Teachers
  • Engaging Evangelical Christians in Interfaith Dialogue
    Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, DC chapter
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

February 2020 

  • The History of Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar
  • Engaging in Religious Diversity in Our Classrooms
    Middle States Council for Social Studies Annual Conference
    Christine Gallagher, Program Director, Teachers

January 2020

  • The Bible and Historical Criticism (three-part series)
    Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar
  • Water Justice in the Abrahamic Traditions
    Morgan State University
    Fatimah Fanusie, Program Director, Justice Leaders; Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar; Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

December 2019

  • Theorizing Vulnerability: Rethinking the East European Condition in Social Theory, Literature, and Political Thought: A Response
    Association for Jewish Studies annual meeting
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • Models of Interfaith Leadership
    Chicago Theological Seminary
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • White Supremacy, Christian Theology, and Rising Violence against Jews and Muslims
    Edenwald Retirement Community
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar
  • The Advent and Judaism: Revisiting a Difficult History
    Old Presbyterian Meeting House (Alexandria)
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

November 2019

  • Religious Perspectives on White Genocide
    American Academy of Religion annual meeting
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • No Justice Without Peace: The Promise and Perils and Genocide Studies and Religious Peacemaking for Environmental Justice
    American Academy of Religion annual meeting
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar
  • Engaging Evangelical Christians in Interfaith Dialogue
    Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom national conference
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar

October 2019

  • Imagining Justice Interreligiously
    Interfaith Philadelphia
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar

September 2019

  • Common-sense Idioms in a Shared Environment: Why do Salafis in America sound so much like Evangelical Christians?
    North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies conference
    Matt Taylor, Protestant Scholar
  • How Islamophobia Makes Us Less Safe
    Temple Beth Shalom and Congregation Chevrei Tzedek
    Ben Sax, Jewish Scholar