Public Theology: Building Bridges in Interfaith Communities

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 17th 2018, 7:00pm to Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:00pm

Join ABSW for two nights of interreligious reflection on themes of Sacrifice (May 17) and Mercy (May 18). Featured speakers from the GTU include Deena Aranoff, Mahjabeen Dhala, Rita Sherma, Cogen Bohanic, and LeAnn Snow Flesher. Lectures begin each evening at 7 pm.

Thursday, May 17, 7:00 pm - SACRIFICE

  • Judaism Scholar: Deena Aranoff, Director of Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, GTU Senior Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies
  • Islam Scholar: Mahjabeen Dhala, Center for Islamic Studies Office Manager & Program Coordinator, GTU PhD Student at the Center for Islamic Studies
  • Hinduism Scholar: Rita Sherma, Director of the Mira & Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU, Associate Professor of Dharma Studies
  • Respondent: Jonathan Sheehan, Director of Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley

Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm - MERCY

  • Judaism Scholar: Madeline Wyse, PhD Student in Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Islam Scholar: Mahjabeen Dhala, Center for Islamic Studies Office Manager & Program Coordinator, PhD Student at the Center for Islamic Studies
  • Hinduism Scholar: Cogen Bohanec, PhD Student in Hindu Studies at the Center for Dharma Studies at GTU
  • Respondent: LeAnn Snow Flesher, Vice-President of Academics & Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Biblical Interpretation, American Baptist Seminary of the West

Refreshments will follow each lecture.

The lecture series is offered jointly by ABSW and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation