On Friday, April 20th, IIIT held its monthly seminar at its headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. The panel discussion, entitled “Jewish Muslim Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects” attracted more than forty interfaith and community leaders, scholars and university students. The panelists were: Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director of Clergy Beyond Borders, Imam Yahya Hendi, President, Clergy Beyond Borders, and Joseph Montville, Senior Research Scholar at IIIT. Guests from Eastern Mennonite University included Dr. Ed Martin, Director of the Center of Interfaith Engagement, and Dr. John Fairfield, Professor at Eastern Mennonite University. Also present were students from the American University and their supervisor, Dr. Mohammad Nimer.
Call for Papers
American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) Special Issue:
Islamist Spring? Islamists and the State: New Paradigms and Engagements
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013
Publication Date: July 2013
In a ceremony on December 7, 2011, Nazareth College of Rochester became the beneficiary of a new academic chair endowed by IIIT. The chair appropriately named ‘International Institute of Islamic Thought Chair in Interfaith Studies and Dialogue’ is placed in the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, which is now named after Brian and Jean Hickey who gifted funds to endow the Center. Mr. Brian Hickey is a trustee of the College. The IIIT donation was a challenge grant for which the Hickeys provided matching donation.