Interfaith Curriculum Grants Awarded 2016
In May 2016 three grants were awarded for the development of interfaith courses in the U.S.
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 Encounters: Ethics & Interreligious Dialogue”
Chris Durante, PhD, MA, MSc
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
“Passages ~ An introductory course in ritual and sacred texts of the Abrahamic religions”
Dr. Mary T. Kantor
Religious & Theological Studies
North Andover, MA
“Spirituality and Social Justice: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Rabbi Or Rose
Director, The Center for Global Judaism
Newton Centre, MA
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