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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Dr. Heather Miller Rubens
Heather Miller Rubens is the Roman Catholic Scholar at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies.
In her research, Dr. Miller Rubens explores how religious minority communities navigate their political, legal, and cultural space in light of the experience of other minority communities. She focuses on the history of Catholic-Jewish relations in the British Empire, and how the histories of anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism relate in the larger Anglophone world. While her research focuses on exhuming historical instances of analogical reasoning between Jews and Roman Catholics in the British Empire, the theoretical aspects of her project translate into contemporary inter-religious dialogue: when, where and how can two religious communities understand an affinity between themselves?