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Triennial Interfaith Dialogue: Living with God in a Time of Suffering

Tuesday, October 30, 2012



Individuals experience suffering in ways that often challenge their faith commitment and understanding- from natural disasters to personal tragedies. What are the resources in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptures and faith traditions that help us deal with such challenges to ones faith? Three outstanding speakers, one from each faith, will present throughout the day.

Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman an Orthodox Rabbi, is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The Institute is a leading innovator in the field of pluralistic Jewish thought, and Judaic research, and a major center for Rabbinic and lay leadership education, as well as interfaith learning.

Dr. Cynthia M. Campbell is the president emerita of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, Campbell is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Southern Methodist University, where she received a doctorate in systematic theology. She now serves as pastor at Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Omid Safi is a leading Muslim public intellectual and a Professor of Islamic Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in contemporary Islamic thought and medieval Islamic history. He is the past Chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion, the largest international organization devoted to the academic study of religion.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.2012gr.org, or call 616-331-5702.