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Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

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.


Department News

  • 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.
  • Prof. Celene Lizzio’s class at Wellesley College interfaith conference
    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.
  • Emir Abdelkader
    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. 

Department Events

January 30, 2018

February 7, 2018

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm: “Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor”
    MPR in the Sakowich Campus Center
    Join 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 Hall
    15th 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

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