The Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS) is a non-profit organization that concentrates its educational expertise on the dual tasks of disarming religious hatred and establishing new models of interfaith understanding.
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The Manekin-Clark Lecture Series
A lecture series that brings scholars to the Baltimore area to lecture on a range of topics relevant to Jewish-Christian relations.
The Manekin-Clark Lecture is presented annually to honor Bernie Manekin's lifelong commitment to the work of Jewish-Christian relations. The Lecture is made possible by endowment grants from The Clark Charitable Foundation and the Manekin family. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Our most recent lecture, From Religious Intolerance to Creative Engagement, was held on June 5, 2013 with Rabbi David Rosen.
Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland.
To watch Rabbi Rosen's lecture From Religious Intolerance to Creative Engagement please click here.
Previous lectures include:
April 2012 - Robert Eisen received his B.A. at Yale University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Jewish Thought at Brandeis University in 1990. His areas of interest include medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, biblical interpretation, religious ethics, and comparative religion. He is the author of three books, Gersonides on Providence, Covenant, and the Chosen People; The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy; and The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism. He has co-edited Philosophers and the Jewish Bible with Charles Manekin. Professor Eisen has received numerous grants and awards to support his research, including a Fulbright research grant at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1999-2000.
Professor Eisen consults on issues of religion and international conflict with an interest in fostering better relations among Jews, Christians, and Muslims throughout the world. He is a member of the C-1 Committee, an organization of Muslim and Christian leaders, and serves on the Middle East Advisory Board for Search for Common Ground. He is also on the advisory board of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.