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  • In Memory of Cardinal William Henry Keeler (March 4, 1931-March 23, 2017)

    March 24, 2017

    Cardinal William Henry Keeler served for seventeen years as the archbishop of Baltimore, and those who came to know him feel the heavy weight of his passing. His is a legacy that will require dedication and creativity to honor and preserve.

    The Roman Catholic community may be familiar with his achievements to develop programs for low-income city students and the most vulnerable members of our society. He bolstered educational institutions, preserved architectural treasures, spoke faithfully on behalf of the unborn, and addressed forthrightly... read more

  • "The conjunction and in Franz Rosenzweig’s work: I and the Other"

    March 15, 2017

    Traveling 4,500 miles to Rome, Italy, the ICJS Jewish Scholar, Dr. Ben Sax, attended and spoke at the Franz Rosenzweig International Conference from February 20-22, 2017.

    The conference, “The conjunction and in Franz Rosenzweig’s work: I and the Other, philosophy and theology, time and redemption, Judaism and Christianity” brought scholars from around the world to present on Rosenzweig’s use of the conjugation “and.”

    If you’re not familiar with Franz Rosenzweig’s work, you’re not alone.

    ... read more
  • Religion & Film continues in March

    January 5, 2017

    Join us in March for Jesus Christ Superstar (1h 48min, 1973, Rated G), the third installment of this year’s Religion & Film series.

    Discuss of the movie will be led by ICJS scholars after the film.

    Discussion of the movie will be led by ICJS scholars after the film.

    Date: March 29, 2017, at 7 p.m. or March 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
    Where: The ICJS Study Center (956 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204)
    Cost: This program is free and... read more

  • ICJS Mission Statement

    January 4, 2017

    The ICJS mission:

    We build learning communities where religious difference becomes a powerful force for good.

    Why is our work both urgent and essential? 
    Strife and violence are often ignited by religious differences. We see another way. Our work demonstrates that religious differences can become a powerful force for the good.

    How do we achieve our mission?
    We go beyond the study of our commonalities to a serious engagement with our religious differences so that... read more