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Connections: Understanding the value of interfaith education

Feb 8, 2019

Nazareth College is opening a new center with the goal of promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding among people of different belief systems. The Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies will work closely with the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue and with Nazareth’s Center for Spirituality.

This hour, we’re joined by representatives from the college and from the Islamic Center of Rochester to discuss the value of interfaith education in times of divisiveness. Our guests:

  • Dianne Oliver, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Nazareth College
  • Susan Nowak, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and the William H. Shannon Chair of Religious Studies at Nazareth College
  • Morgan Hand, vice president of the student Interfaith Council at Nazareth College, who has attended the Parliament of World Religions and Interfaith Youth Core Interfaith Leaders Institute
  • Tabassam Javed, president of the Islamic Center of Rochester