Dr. Christopher M. Leighton

Dr. Christopher M. Leighton is the Protestant Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies.

Dr. Christopher M. Leighton is an ordained Presbyterian minister who served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, Maryland since its inception in 1987 through June 2016. He is also the ICJS Protestant Scholar. In addition to his work at the ICJS, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University. After co-editing Talking About Genesis: A Resource Guide for the Bill Moyers series, he conducted a variety of educational programs that explored the challenges of reading and interpreting Genesis with public and independent high school students, individuals in retirement homes and a maximum security prison, as well as a diverse cross section of churches and synagogues.

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