Muslims and Jews Seeking Peace in Jerusalem

Presentations by Rabbi Ron Kronish and Kadi Iyad Zahalka of Jerusalem

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free and open to the public


Woulfe Alumni Hall North (378A)
Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas


Coffee, tea, punch, and cookies will be provided free of charge.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Rabbi Ron Kronish and Kadi Iyad Zahalka, prominent interreligious dialogue activists in Jerusalem, will discuss how they and other Jewish and Muslim religious leaders work together to foster peace between their peoples, how interreligious dialogue helps in that process, and how all of us can harness the positive power of religion for making peace.

Rabbi Ron Kronish, founding director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, is a noted educator, author, lecturer with rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a doctorate in education from Harvard University.  A resident of Jerusalem, he has represented ICCI at the Vatican and at many international conferences, and he is frequently consulted by media representatives for background information and briefings on interreligious relations in Israel. 

Kadi Iyad Zahalka, head of the Shar'ia Court in Jerusalem, is an accomplished judge, lecturer, author and activist.  He has filled several important positions in the Shar'ia court system, including that of director.  Kadi Zahalka earned his L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University and his M.A. (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he is now completing his Ph.D. thesis on the Muslim minority jurisprudence doctrine (Fiqh al Aqalliyyat).

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center in collaboration with Adath Jeshurun CongregationBeth Jacob CongregationCenter for Jewish Studies at the University of MinnesotaConflict Studies Program at Hamline University, Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,  Bruce Goodman, Islamic Center of MinnesotaJewish Community Center of Greater St. Paul, Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Rabbi Michael Latz of Shir Tikvah Congregation, Macalester Plymouth United Church Peacemakers, Minnesota Rabbinical Association, Mount Zion TempleMuslim-Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas, Muslim Student Association at Hamline University, Pilgrims for Just Peace of Pilgrim Lutheran ChurchReconciliation Studies Program at Bethel UniversitySPIN (Saint Paul Interfaith Network), St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Temple Israel (Minneapolis)Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice at Hamline University, and United Theological Seminary 

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