The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning is a collaborative enterprise of the University of St. Thomas and Saint John’s University (MN), and it also serves the College of Saint Benedict (MN), which shares a common curriculum with Saint John's. Its mission is to promote interfaith learning, friendship, and service among people of various religions.


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The Sacred Arts Festival at the University of St. Thomas will present “Creating Sacred Space,” a cross-disciplinary dialogue at 7 p.m. March 28 in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. Acclaimed architect John Cuningham and three distinguished scholars – Victoria Young, Jeanne Kilde, and Marilyn Chiat – will examine the construction of sacred space through the lenses of architecture, ritual and social history.

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Jim Winterer '71

Dr. Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of several award-winning books – including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning – will give two lectures in the Twin Cities on Thursday, April 6, one at the University of St. Thomas and another at the University of Minnesota

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The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force presents “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” a conference for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with Dementia. The conference is free and open to people of all faiths or no faith at all. It takes place Sunday, April 30th at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka. It will include keynote addresses from Marc and Deb Grossfield who will share their personal journey as care partners for their father, Stuart, who has been living with dementia for the past sixteen years. Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts and other caregivers about dementia and how to navigate through what can be a difficult time.

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