College of Arts and Sciences

First Annual Interfaith Lecture  

Dr. Celene Ibrahim The Department of Religion invites the Seton Hall Community to the first annual interfaith lecture with the distinguished Muslim-Christian relations and civic engagement scholar Dr. Celene Ibrahim. Her talk is titled "The Space Between Us: Interreligious Engagement for Times of Disintegration."

Drawing upon two decades of international experience in interreligious studies and Christian–Muslim relations, Dr. Celene Ibrahim highlights how interfaith study and collaborative social action serve to cultivate social cohesion in the face of cultures of partisanship and exclusivism. How do the existential questions of meaning, truth, and purpose that are at the core of religious traditions offer us opportunities for personal enrichment and societal advancement? Given the increasingly digital and virtual world, what do the study of ancient spiritual wisdom traditions and their interactions help us understand about our present?

Dr. Celene Ibrahim is the author of Women and Gender in the Qur'an (Oxford University Press, 2020), Islam and Monotheism (forthcoming in 2022 with Cambridge University Press), and editor of One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock, 2019). She holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations from Brandeis University. She is a former Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and President and Fellows of Harvard College Presidential Scholar.

This lecture is an in-person event in the Atrium of Jubilee Hall and will take place on March 24th at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

This lecture is made possible through the generous support of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Interfaith Youth Core.

All are welcome!

About the Department of Religion

The Department of Religion is Seton Hall's home for the study of religion, theology, and ethics in global, comparative, and ecumenical contexts. Animated by Vatican Council II's call for Catholic Christians and all persons of good will to examine the relationship between faith and reason, live together in solidarity, and promote the common good, the Department of Religion's curriculum focuses on the theological, cultural, and ethical dimensions of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity and other global religious traditions, particularly, Judaism, Islam, and South Asian religions. On the graduate level, the Department of Religion offers a Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies, the first of its kind in the United States. The Jewish-Christian Studies program focuses on analyzing complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice and prepares students for many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters.

Categories: Faith and Service