Interfaith Symposium Trialogue: "Muslims, Jews, and Christians - Together"

Thu, 01/29/2009 (All day)

Jan. 11, 2009

Mobile, AL – Christus Theological Institute and Spring Hill College will host an Interfaith Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.  The symposium will be in Byrne Memorial Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

Dr. John Switzer, assistant professor and director of graduate programs in theology and ministry, was commissioned by Christus to initiate an evening of interfaith conversation where Jews, Muslims and Christians could gather together to share their stories of faith.  Switzer was selected because of his interest in the cause of interreligious learning. The event will not be an evening of lectures, but one of mutual conversation and learning.
 
Planning for the evening has been accomplished by a volunteer committee of distinguished local leaders from all three of the Abrahamic faiths.  Members of the planning committee are: Mr. Husain Abdulla, Mr. Ali Celen, Ms. Phyllis Feibelman, Dr. Abdullah Ficici, Ms. Dora Finley, Mr. Umit Gunebir, Sr. Ann Henkel, O.P., Ms. Rhoda Herzog, Mr. Ahmet Sedat Kacar, Ms. Courtney Pritchard, Rabbi Steve Silberman, Rev. Ellen Sims, Dr. John Switzer, Fr. David Tokarz, and Ms. Perilla Wilson.  Dr. Nader Entessar, Rabbi Steve Silberman and Rev. Ellen Sims will serve as moderators.

Christus Theological Institute is a grass-roots consortium of bay area churches joined in the quest to promote a deeper understanding of our Christian faith and is housed at the college.

For more information please contact the Theology Department at (251) 380-4458 or christus@shc.edu. Reservations are requested for the sake of preparation, but not required.