CIS News for November 2022
Congratulations to doctoral student Nosizwe Breaux-Abdur-Rahman on participating in the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion’s working group on race, religion and belonging.
Congratulations to Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala for her contribution to a blog post led by Ted Peters on Public Theology published on Patheos: “To Eat No Kill Cultivated Meat. Part Five: Muslims?” and also for her papers at the AAR/SBL, “Faith, Climate, and Justice,” Panelist, Institute of Religion in an Age of Science, and “Transformative Interfaith Engagement: Centering Minority Perspectives,” Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Unit.
Congratulations to CIS Director, Munir Jiwa, who has been invited to co-lead a New Directions graduate students seminar on Religion and Health, through the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. He will also be facilitating a series of discussions at the AAR through the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (which he chaired 2019-2021) on religion, race, health, justice, and belonging. On Nov 17, Dr. Jiwa will present on spiritual care at the chaplaincy program at Stanford Hospital. See the CIS webpage for more info.
The CIS invites the GTU community to attend our monthly Zoom gatherings, Islamic Studies @ GTU, to learn more about the research and work of our students, alums, visiting scholars and faculty. We are delighted that Dr. Eby Shabudin will share his research on values based leadership from an Islamic perspective on Nov 11th at 4:30pm. Please see the GTU calendar for more info and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info.