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The Center for Religious Understanding at the University of Toledo
LECTURES · FORUMS · COMMUNITY SERVICE · TV SHOWS
THE CENTER’S EVENTS AND LECTURE SERIES
Always free and open to the public.
Interfaith Week, October 20-26. In collaboration with the UT Office of Student Involvement. Multiple events occurring this week including:
- Friday, October 25, 1- 4:30 p.m., Student Union 2592. Religious Diversity Workshop led by Jeanine Diller, Ph.D., Director, University of Toledo Center for Religious Understanding. Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement as part of the Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.utoledo.edu/diversity/training/index.html and contact Eva at Eva.firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.530.2036.
Wednesday, November 13, 7 pm, Student Union 2592. Pope Francis & the Future of Catholicism. The Murray/Bacik Lecture in Catholic Studies, by Peter Feldmeier, Ph.D., the Murray/Bacik Chair of Catholic Studies, University of Toledo. Parking in Lot 13 or the West Ramp free for visitors during the event.
OTHER EVENTS ABOUT RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING ON CAMPUS & IN THE COMMUNITY
Thursday, September 19, 6:30 pm. Salvation: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives. The 2013 Catholic-Muslim Dialogue. UT Student Union Auditorium. Dr. S. Amjad Hussain representing Islamic thought, Dr. Peter Sibiliore presenting Catholic thought, and Ms. Najwa Badawi moderating. For more information call 419-472-4021. Cosponsored by the UT Center for Religious Understanding among others.
Saturday, September 21, 3-6 pm. Plant Peace Day. University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue, Toledo. Planting of a peace tree, multifaith harvest festival and more. Sponsored by Multifaith Council. Contact email@example.com for more.
Friday, September 27, 7:30-9 pm. Exploring Islamic Art at the TMA. Toledo Museum of Art. Carolyn Putney, director of collections, chief curator and curator of Asian art at the TMA, will give a presentation on Islamic Art and the TMA's collections.
Monday, October 7, 6:15 pm. Film Focus: Koran by Heart. Toledo Lucas-County Public Library, McMaster Center. 325 Michigan St. Watch this documentary about Koran recitation competitions, and stay to discuss with Dr. Ovamir Anjum.
Thursday, October 24, 12 noon. Acts of Faith Luncheon with Dr. Ovamir Anjum. Terrace View Cafe, College Hall, Owens Community College. $8.50 for Luncheon. Dr. Anjum, Chair of Islamic Studies, UT, will read from Eboo Patel's Acts of Faith and will offer reflections of his own pathways of faith.
Saturday, October 26, 1 - 4 p.m. In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan. , Lourdes University, Franciscan Center. Kathleen Warren, OSF, Kathleen Warren, OSF, leads this colloquium and film discussion about the meeting for peace between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil during the Fifth Crusade. Sponsored by The Lourdes University Theological Studies Department. For more contact Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Chair at 419-824-3819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 7, 7 pm. Afghan & Iraqi Views of American Culture. Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Room 111, Owens Community College. Christopher Dziubek, U. S. Army, will discuss the points of view of Afghan and Iraqi citizens toward American culture.
Visitors parking in the closest University lot during these lectures will not be ticketed. For information on campus buildings and parking locations, visit utoledo.edu/campus/maps/maincampus. For additional information, contact email@example.com or Jeanine Diller at 419-530-6187.
UT SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM: A MULTIFAITH EXPERIENCE
In collaboration with the UT Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, the UT College of Social Justice and Human Service, and the Interfaith Center, join us to provide an after-school program and college awareness for at-risk youth grades K-8 at a Toledo Public School. For more, contact Ms. Sabina Elizondo-Serratos at 419.530.2992, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Schmidt at 330.696.7400, email@example.com or Dr. Sudershan Pasupuleti at 419.530.5338, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CENTER’S INTERFAITH FORUMS
Interfaith Forums bring together small groups of students from different religious backgrounds regularly throughout the school year to get to know each other and engage in challenging conversations about religious life. There is nothing like real relationships to build real understanding. Various times. Contact Michael at email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
FAITH MATTERS TV SHOWS AT WGTE.ORG/FAITHMATTERS
Tune in anytime to our growing series of half-hour interviews with nationally renowned religious scholars and leaders about pressing contemporary issues in religion. Discussion guides also available online to guide group interactions about the shows. Made possible by WGTE Public Media, with the Ohio Humanities Council and the Confucius Institute at the University of Toledo.
Our work is sponsored by the University of Toledo's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, with the generous support of the Anderson Foundation and local religious communities.