Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Relations
Cultivating the practice of Abrahamic hospitality,
the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
at Merrimack College educates for
religious, ethical, and cultural literacy.
We seek to counter destructive prejudice and increase
mutual understanding among peoples of diverse beliefs.
Yousef Waleed Meri accepted this year’s $25,000 Goldziher Prize during a festive ceremony at the Rogers Center for the Arts.
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif told the story of their unlikely friendship as the Jewish and Muslim chaplains at NYU. Joined by Iqra Iftikhar ’14 and Yaniv Havusha, Resident Director, it was an afternoon of storytelling to create bridges of understanding. Now on YouTube!
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna grew up in an orthodox Jewish home in Montreal. He went to a seminary, then moved to Israel and lived in a yeshiva worshipping from 6:30 a.m. to midnight.
Shareda Hosein, of Quincy, laid a carpet on the floor of the new Common Prayer Room on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center to perform the zuhr prayer, which is one of the five daily prayers for Muslims Wednesday.
Prof. Dr. Josef “Yousef” Waleed Meri, Allianz Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany is the 2014 winner of the Goldziher Prize for Jewish-Muslim Relations.
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- YouTube Invitation to Minor in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
- Why minor in J-C-M Relations?(PDF)
- Academic requirements for the JCM minor
- Crossing Borders 2012 YouTube Video