Published August 25, 2016
Scholars from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist traditions will address the issue of vocation in the panel program "Calling in Today's World: Multifaith Perspectives" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in room 264 of the Quadrangle Building at Saint John's University. Click here to read more.
Published November 3, 2015
Zeki Saritoprak, who holds the Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, will present the lecture "Jesus in Islam" at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in room 264, Quadrangle Building, Saint John's University. Saritoprak will examine the place of Jesus in Islam from different classical and contemporary Muslim theological perspectives and will discuss the role Jesus can play in interfaith dialogue. Click here to read more.
Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" will be performed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Benedicta Arts Center's Escher Auditorium at the College of Saint Benedict. Amy Grinsteiner, CSB|SJU Associate Professor of Music, will perform at the piano and CSB President Mary Dana Hinton will respond and co-lead an interfaith discussion in the program "Music as Exploration and Expression of the Divine."
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Concert Commissioned by Jay Phillips Center Awarded Arts Tour Minnesota Grant
Published October 16, 2015
"Song of Wonder," a concert of South Indian and Judeo-Spanish music commissioned by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and first performed in 2014, has been awarded an Arts Tour Minnesota grant to be performed in four Minnesota locations. Click here to read more.
October 27, 2014
Interfaith Affinity: The shared vision of Rabbi Heschel and Pope Francis
Soon after the death of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in December 1972, America devoted an entire issue to his life and work. The idea for the special issue, published on March 10, 1973, came from John C. Haughey, S.J., an associate editor, who explained that anyone who knew Rabbi Heschel "sensed the depth of his exposure to the Presence of God." The same point appeared in the editorial that introduced the special issue: "No Christian who ever entered into conversation with Professor Heschel came away without having been spiritually enriched and strengthened."