Previous Events

Panel on Sufi Vision of Islam: Sufis in the Twin Cities share their experience of love in Islam

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Panelists: Sadaf Rauf and Jamila Kosobayashi

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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New Frontiers in Theological Research Presents: The Hope of Muslim-Christian Dialogue

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Speaker Dr. Terence Nichols is Professor of Theology and former chair of the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas, where he also is Co-Director of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center.

John Roach Center Auditorium (JRC 126)
University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul Campus

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Which Religion Will Win? An End to Triumphalism in Muslim-Christian Relations

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lecture by Dr. Scott Alexander, Director of Catholic-Muslim Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall North (ASC 378A)
University of St. Thomas Saint Paul campus

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UST and Iranian Theologians in Dialogue in Iran

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Panelists: Drs. Bernard Brady, Michael Hollerich, Terence Nichols, and Sheik Odeh Muhawesh

Woulfe Alumni Hall North, Anderson Student Center
Saint Paul Campus

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Christians and Muslims Face to Face in the World of Islam: Notes for a Conversation in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lecture by Dr. Sidney Griffith, professor and chairman of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages, Catholic University of America

Woulfe Alumni Hall North, Anderson Student Center
Saint Paul Campus

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Second Conference of Muslim Christian Dialogue: “Salvation and the Hereafter” in Islam and Christianity”

August 17-18, 2013

Four scholars from the University of St. Thomas –Dr. Bernard Brady, Dr. Michael Hollerich, Sheik Odeh Muhawesh, and Dr. Terence Nichols, flew to Qom Iran, for a conference in Qom, Iran (August 17-18)

Al-Mustafa University, Qom, Iran

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Panel Discussion Muslims in the Twin Cities: Challenges and Prospects

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Speakers: A Lori Saroya, Abdisalam Adam and Makram El-Amin

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

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Moses, Jesus, and Mary in the Qur'an

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lecture by Dr. John Kaltner, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

OEC Auditorium

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The Role of Anatolia in the History of Christianity

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Speaker: Namik Ilksoy, Turkish tour guide for "Islam in Turkey" J-term class

Rogge-Leyden Room, MHC St. Paul Campus

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The Danger of Anti-Sharia Laws: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rob Vischer, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, and Abdulwahid Qalinle, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and director of its Islamic Law and Human Rights Program, presented the dangerous precedence of Anti-Sharia law from a Catholic and Muslim perspective.

OEC Auditorium

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Catholicism and Islam in Dialogue: Theologians from St. Thomas and from Qom, Iran, Confer in Rome

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On June 6-9, 2012, theologians from St. Thomas, Drs. Bernard Brady, Michael Hollerich, Terry Nichols, and Sheik Odeh Muhawesh, met in Rome with theologians from the universities and seminaries of Qom, Iran to discuss "Religion and Spirituality in Life and Society."

OEC Auditorium

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The Innocence of Muslims

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Speaker Imam Makram El-Amin

Woulfe Alumni Hall South, Anderson Student Center

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Principles of Islamic Ethics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dr. Mehmet Turkeri, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir Turkey

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

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"Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Religion and Spirituality in Life and Society" A Conference between Al-Mustafa University, Qom, Iran, and the University of St. Thomas

June 6-9, 2012

A Conference between Al-Mustafa University, Qom, Iran, and the University of St. Thomas, June 6-9, 2012

Rome, Italy

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Friends of God in Islamic Art and Literature

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lecture by Dr. John Renard, St. Louis University

McNeely Hall (MCH) 100, St. Paul Campus

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Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Challenges and Possibilities

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Speaker Dr. Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

OEC auditorium

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Pilgrimage: What might Jews, Christians, and Muslims learn from and with each other?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Panel with Rabbi Norman Cohen, Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh, and Susan Stabile, J.D.

OEC auditorium

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Should Catholics be Engaged in Interreligious Dialogue?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Due to illness, Bishop Piché, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, was unable to be present as scheduled.

John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126)

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Islamic Sharia: Threat to Democracy?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Speaker: Professor Abdulwahid Qalinle, University of Minnesota Law School

OEC auditorium

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Art in Islam and Christianity

Monday, April 11, 2011

Speakers: Dr. Adil Ozdemir and Dr. Terry Nichols, Co-directors of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

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The Role of Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Main Speakers: Congressman Keith Ellison; Major General Richard Nash, Adjutant General, State of Minnesota

Owens Science Hall, 3M Auditorium,

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Muslims and America: Beyond Fear of the Other

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Main Speaker: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, University of Delaware; Respondent: Dr. Gerald Schlabach, University of St. Thomas

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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Panel Discussion: Doing Virtuous Business: An Interreligious Dialogue on Faith and Work

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Panel members: Ted Malloch, chairman and CEO of the Roosevelt Group; Odeh Muhawesh,CEO of Scroant, Inc. and adjunct professor, University of St. Thomas; Brian Shapiro, associate professor at the University of ST. Thomas

McNeely Hall Room 100

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A Panel Discussion: Women in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Panel members: Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Ms. Gail Anderson, Dr. Elaine MacMillan, Dr. Fatma REda, Ms. Honaida Al-Mottahar

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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A Panel Discussion A Common Word: Love in Christianity and Islam

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Common Word is a Muslim declaration, signed by hundreds of Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals worldwide, which emphasizes the commonality of love in Islam and Christianity. This declaration has received very positive responses from many Christian organizations.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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Muslims and Christians Today:The Challenges of Mystical Praxis-Michot

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dr. Yahya Michot, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, teaches courses in Islamic theology and philosophy, Muslim societies and Arabic language. Professor Michot is editor of The Muslim World.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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A Panel Discussion: Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Journeying Together

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Panelists: Dr. Terence Nichols, Dr. Adil Ozdemir, Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh, Dr. Pamela Nice, Mr. Owais Bayunus

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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Who Speaks for Muslims? What A Billion Muslims Really Think

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dalia Mogahed is a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center dedicated to providing data-driven analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world.

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall
St. Paul Campus

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The Clash of Civilizations? A Viable Alternative

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Abdullah al-Ahsan, Ph.D., is Vice President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and Professor, Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

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Islam in America Post 9/11

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Speaker Dr. Liyakat Takim teaches a wide range of courses on Islam and offers a course on comparative religions.

OEC Auditorium, St. Paul Campus

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Being Muslim in America

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Distinguished Visitor, Dr. Anouar Majid is professor and founding chair of the Department of English at the University of New England in Maine.

OEC Auditorium
St. Paul Campus

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Is Coexistence Feasible? An Islamic Response

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dr. Jamal Badawi is Professor Emeritus at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he serves as Professor of both Management and Religious Studies.

OEC Auditorium, St. Paul Campus

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Working Toward Coexistence: Arabs and Jews in Israel

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dr. Abu-Rabia is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, with a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Sociology. He visited from the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben Gurion University in the Negev, Israel.

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Religious Voices: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dr. Omid Safi is an associate professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, and is the Chair for the Study of Islam Section at the American Academy of Religion.

3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

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