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  • Meet our new Muslim Scholar, Homayra Ziad

    September 15, 2014

    The ICJS welcomes Dr. Homayra Ziad.

    Dr. Ziad received her first degree from Bryn Mawr. She then earned a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale. She has published on the Sufi pluralism of the eighteenth-century Delhi theologian and poet Khwajah Mir Dard, Urdu literature and qawwali, women and Islam, chaplaincy and Scriptural Reasoning. She is on the American Academy of Religion’s Islam steering committee and a member of the WISE Women’s Shura Council. She is co-author of a fatwa against domestic violence, a featured scholar on the website ... read more

  • ICJS' Roman Catholic Scholar joins Committee at USHMM

    August 8, 2014

    The ICJS is happy to announce that Dr. Heather Miller Rubens has been invited to become a member of the Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Committee at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She will serve a two-year term, effective immediately. 

    The Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Committee provides guidance relating to the Museum’s efforts to educate the general public, as well as scholars and experts, in... read more

  • Reclaiming The Center Volume III

    August 7, 2014

    Reclaiming the Center, Volume III: "Holy Land, Contested Land: Israel and Palestine in the American Religious Imagination" begins this October in Baltimore. 

    About Reclaiming the Center: Reclaiming the Center is an adult educational initiative that reveals and explores not only what we share, but what is distinctive or particular about our religious traditions. Through text study, lecture, and small group discussion, RTC participants learn to understand and celebrate those distinctions. Reclaiming the Center... read more

  • Mark your calenders: ICJS 2014 Fall Programming guide

    August 7, 2014

    We hope you will join us for our fall programming.

    We encourage you to save the dates. All programs listed below will be held at the ICJS. For directions or more information please contact us at 410.494.7161 or

      ICJS fall adult learner courses:

    Fall Mini course, "Approaching the Qur'an" (registration for this course is now closed.)

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