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CIS News for December 2018

CIS News for December 2018

CIS is delighted to host conversations at the de Young Museum on the current exhibition: Contemporary Muslim Fashions. Dec 11/12, from 2-5pm. For more info: mdhala@gtu.edu

Congratulations to CIS research scholar Carol Bier for her review of the Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibition being published in the Textile Society’s Newsletter.

Congratulations to PhD Presidential Scholar, Mahjabeen Dhala who will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming Muslim Unity Conference: Bringing Sunnis & Shias Together, to be held on Dec 15, 2018, at Saba Islamic Center in San Jose. For more info: mdhala@gtu.edu

Congratulations to CIS Director, Dr. Munir Jiwa, who has been invited to participate in Lancaster Seminary’s Luce-funded project on Current and Future Directions in Theological Education. The site visit will be hosted at GTU January 15-16, 2019, and Dr. Jiwa will present on: Interreligious Education and Public Engagement for Theological Schools.

As a member and chair-elect 2019 for the AAR’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Dr. Jiwa will be attending the AAR Summit for the leadership of the AAR’s four standing committees in Atlanta, Jan 18-20, 2019. We also express our gratitude to CIS visiting scholar, Dr. Nargis Virani for her years of leadership in chairing the AAR CREM committee.

Congratulations and gratitude to CIS/GTU alum, Sammy Rahmatti, who is now serving as the Muslim Spiritual Care Service Coordinator at Stanford Hospital. If interested in volunteering, please contact: sammy. rahmatti@gmail.com