Interfaith Curriculum Grants
On July 29, 2013 the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College and The William and Mary Greve Foundation announced the winning proposals for grants to encourage the development of interfaith courses for graduate and undergraduate curricula.
A distinguished jury of faculty peers and interfaith scholars deliberated over many proposals of excellent quality. Four grants have been awarded for the development of interfaith courses in the U.S. and Canada:
Dr. Andrea L. Stanton, University of Denver, Denver, CO for “Muslim Minorities / Minorities in Muslim Lands”
Dr. Peter Ochs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA for “Interfaith Seminar on Religion and Foreign Affairs”
Dr. Nevin Reda (El-Tahry) and Dr. Mark G. Toulouse, Emmanuel College of Victoria University, Toronto, ON for “Intertwined Texts: Bible and Quran in Dialogue”
The Rev. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Ed.D, Ph.D, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, CA for “Seminar in Interreligious Education”
The Center will post the completed syllabi, including learning objectives, bibliographies, electronic resources, pedagogies, and assessment methods on our website. These syllabi and related materials will become part of an interactive, open-source curriculum on the Merrimack website to encourage further interfaith learning and teaching.
We wish to thank the Jury:
Dr. Asma Afsaruddin | Professor of Islamic Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dr. Mark Allman | Faculty Associate in the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
The Rev. Dr. Diane C. Kessler | Retired Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ
Dr. Yehezkel Landau (Jury Chair) | Senior Associate of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, and Associate Professor of Interreligious Relations and Holder of the Abrahamic Partnerships Chair at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
Dr. Shari Lowin | Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Middle East Studies Minor at Stonehill College, Easton, MA