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Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

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  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.

Partnerships

Merrimack College’s Center for Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations is proud to partner with the following:

 

Abdelkader Education Project

AEP, Inc. is a non-profit organization that endeavors to broaden global perspectives by providing opportunities to learn about the Middle East and Islamic culture through the legacy of Emir Abdelkader (1808-1883). His life story inspires cultural literacy, civility, tolerance, and understanding while exploring models of ethical leadership, moral courage and humanitarian conduct. With roots in Elkader, Iowa, the AEP is a citizen diplomacy initiative with the belief that ordinary citizens have a vital role to play in global citizen diplomacy.

Abrahamic Family Reunion

The AFR project offers ways to use psychological and spiritual approaches in reconciling conflicts among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the United States. AFR emphasizes our shared values of compassion and justice, explores positive historical precedents, and acknowledges collective traumas. By providing resources for organizations in its network, AFR seeks to enhance the possibility of contrition and reconciliation among civil and religious representatives of the three Abrahamic traditions. AFR is a network of organizations bound together by the notion that all peoples seek and deserve dignity.

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries of Boston 

CMM is the greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network. Founded in 1966 by faith communities to address poverty, housing, and racial justice in Boston and to link urban and suburban congregations in just, transformative partnerships, CMM has tackled the most pressing issues facing our communities for 45 years, working to build Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community for all citizens.

CMM runs the highly successful Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI) Summer Institute at Brandeis University, to which we have sent twelve Merrimack students on full scholarship, thanks to the Greve Foundation.

Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR)  

Our Center is a member of this international association of centers and institutes devoted to enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians, and among the three Abrahamic faiths.

The Pluralism Project

The Pluralism Project: World Religions in America is a two decade-long research project to engage students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. We will explore particularly the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years.  Our mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources.