Theological Reflection Across Religious Traditions: The Turn to Reflective Believing

Wednesday, April 12th 2023, 9:30am
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Theological Reflection Across Religious Traditions: The Turn to Reflective Believing

Theological/spiritual/philosophical reflection in chaplaincy is a tool to address meaning-making. The Interreligious Chaplaincy Program is privileged to host Professor Edward Foley, author of Theological Reflection across Religious Traditions, to discover more inclusive ways of reflecting on experiences in ministry and religious living. Dr. Foley is an internationally renowned teacher, preacher, liturgical scholar, and the Duns Scouts Professor Emeritus of Spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

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This webinar is free and open to the public, and is made possible by a generous gift from Taube Philanthropies.



Edward Foley is the Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality and retired Professor of Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he was the founding Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program. A member of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order since 1966, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1975. He earned an M.Div. (1975) from St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry in Milwaukee, an M.Mus. in choral conducting (1975) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, an M.A. in liturgical research (1980), an M.A. in Liturgy (in course, 1983), and the Ph.D. in Theology (1987) from the University of Notre Dame. He is also certified as an on-line instructor (2010) and Institutional Review Board supervisor (2018). He has served as an adjunct professor at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, as well as multiple other universities. He currently serves as the vice-postulator for the canonization cause of Blessed Solanus Casey.


Kamal Abu-Shamsieh is Director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program (ICP) and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at the GTU. He founded Ziraya Muslim Spiritual Care and extensively traveled internationally to train chaplains in primarily Arab and Muslim countries. Since 2012, he has served as a chaplain at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He completed four clinical pastoral education units (CPE) at Stanford Hospital and a Certificate in Palliative Care Chaplaincy from California State University Institute for Palliative Care. He completed a Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in 2019 where he examined Prophet Muhammad's dying experience as a good death model for an Islamic practical theology for end-of-life care.





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