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2013 Interfaith Grant Recipients

June 13, 2013
Three grants were awarded for the development of interfaith courses in the U.S. and Canada.

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.

“Interfaith Seminar on Religion and Foreign Affairs”
Dr. Peter Ochs
Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies
University of Virginia
Department of Religious Studies
Charlottesville, VA

“Intertwined Texts: Bible and Quran in Dialogue”
Dr. Nevin Reda (El-Tahry)
Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies
Dr. Mark G. Toulouse, Principal, Professor of the History of Christianity at Emmanuel College, and in the Dept. for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto
Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the
University of Toronto, Ontario

“Seminar in Interreligious Education”
The Rev.Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Ed.D, Ph.D
Professor of Practical Theology & Religious Education
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont Lincoln University
Professor of Anglican Studies, Bloy House, ETSC
Claremont, CA

The Center would like to thank our distinguished jury members for their thoughtful deliberations. We received many proposals of excellent quality and wish that we could fund them all.

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

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