Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
JCMR Mission Statement
Cultivating the practice of “Welcoming the Stranger,”
we educate for religious, ethical, and cultural literacy.
We seek to counter destructive prejudice and increase mutual understanding among peoples of diverse beliefs.
Watch our annual Kristallnacht Commemoration with a reflection on “The Holocaust, the Hebrew Prophets and the Civil Rights Movement” from Prof. Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.
Beginning next spring semester, Merrimack will offer two new master’s and two new certificate programs in spirituality, with particular emphasis on the college’s Catholic and Augustinian tradition as well as ecumenical and interfaith relations.
Submit your proposal by December 8, 2017. Winning submissions will be required to share completed syllabi, learning objectives, bibliographies, electronic resources, pedagogies, and assessment methods for us to post as interactive, open-source courses to encourage further interfaith learning and teaching.
9th Annual Abdelkader Education Project Forum: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA
“The Secret Life of Muslims” has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Documentary category.
January 30, 2018
Spirituality Series: Jewish Spirituality
Stevens Auditorium, Cushing HallWith Rabbi Howard Mandell
February 7, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm:
“Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor”
MPR in the Sakowich Campus CenterJoin us again this year to pack 15,000 nutritious meals for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank at a time of year when supplies are low. One-hour shifts from 10am-4pm working side-by-side with our interfaith coalition of congregations and community organizations from around the Merrimack Valley.
March 6, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm:
“Where We Dwell Together”
Cascia Hall15th Annual Interfaith Prayer
Join us in Shalom, Peace, Salaam, Shanti!
Rev. Ray Dlugos, OSA, presiding
Guest sermon by Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
March 20, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm:
21st Annual Model Passover Seder
Murray Lounge in the Sakowich CenterRabbi Robert Goldstein presiding
Support the Center
Click above to make an online donation. Under “Merrimack Fund” select “specific school” and designate “Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations” in the text box. Thank you for your support!
- ADL Calendar of Observances 2017: Includes religious, ethnic, and cultural dates of importance. (Click here for 2018.)
- Academic requirements for the JCM minor