Madrasa-Midrasha News2019-04-28T19:10:23-07:00

The GTU welcomes Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program

By |August 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Dr. Dhala brings a range of expertise to this important position with solid scholarship and teaching in Islamic studies, and more widely in theology, religious studies, and women’s studies. Her global leadership, her work in advancing interreligious and intercultural education and dialogue within academia and the larger public sphere, and her tireless efforts in advocating for equity, inclusion, and justice are truly remarkable and inspiring and will play an [...]

Announcing Summer 2019 Interreligious Research Grants on Judaism & Islam

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided funding to the GTU in support of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program, a collaborative interreligious effort cosponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies. We are pleased to announce research grants for GTU students and scholars working on interreligious projects related to Judaism and/or Islam. Grants will range from $250 to $500 for individual projects and $500 to $1000 [...]

A Statement on the Rise in Anti-Religious Violence

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann, President of the Graduate Theological Union April 29, 2019 - During the past six months, we have seen a horrific increase in violent attacks on people of different faiths in their houses of worship. The attack at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego on April 27, 2019, in which a gunman yelling anti-Semitic slurs opened fire on worshippers on the final day of Passover, is only [...]

Center for Jewish Studies Celebrates 50 Years

By |April 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Spring 2018 edition of the GTU's Skylight magazine features the Center for Jewish Studies as it celebrates 50 years of innovative scholarship and community building. You'll also find articles from GTU faculty and students discussing the key role of teaching and religion in creating an equitable and ecological future, a loving tribute to soon-to-retire GTU President Riess Potterveld, a celebration of GTU's women scholars and its alumna of [...]

Center for Islamic Studies Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Premier issue of the new GTU magazine Skylight features the Center for Islamic Studies as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. You'll also find articles from GTU faculty and students exploring scholarship as a spiritual practice, the nature of interreligious education, and much more, as well as new departments highlighting alumni news and art exhibitions at the GTU. Download PDF

Interreligious Research Grants Announced

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

March 31, 2017 The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided the GTU a grant to support the CIS and CJS in their joint Madrasa-Midrasha programming for this year. We are pleased to announce the student research grant recipients: Mahjabeen Dhala (CIS), “Exploring the Role of Female Activism in Islamic and Jewish Tradition,” Ahmad Ibrahim Moss (CIS) “Imagining an Islamic Liberation Theology in a Post-Truth World,” and group grant [...]

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund Provides Interreligious Research Grants for Students

By |February 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

February 24, 2017 The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has provided the GTU a grant to support the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies in their joint programming for this academic year. We are pleased to announce grants for students working on an interreligious research project related to Judaism and Islam. Grants will range from $250 to $500 for individual projects and $500 to $1000 [...]

Final CIS-CJS Joint Madrasa-Midrasha Class

By |December 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

December 4, 2016 The final CIS-CJS joint Madrasa-Midrasha class, Texts/Contexts: Judaism and Islam, will be held 1-6 pm on December 4 at the GTU Library Board Room. The topic will be “Insiders and Outsiders” in Judaism and Islam, and will be led by Dr. Charlotte Fonrobert (Stanford University) and Dr. Abdullah Ali (Zaytuna College). The class is open to all.

GTU Receives Funding for Madrasa-Midrasha Interreligious Programs

By |January 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

January 6, 2016 The Graduate Theological Union has received a grant of $35,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support Madrasa-Midrasha: Interreligious Education Programming during 2016. Madrasa-Midrasha is a collaborative effort between the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies. The Madrasa-Midrasha program produces workshops, lectures, courses, and public events that offer students, faculty, and community members an opportunity to [...]

Exploring Sacred Space

By |October 13th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

October 13, 2013 The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU co-sponsored their annual Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning on October 10 with over sixty people in attendance. Each year a topic is explored from both Jewish and Muslim perspectives. This year’s speakers were Rizwan Mawani, an educator, scholar, and research consultant who is currently completing his MA at the Center [...]

CIS and CJS Co-Host Annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning on Jews and Muslims in the Media

By |February 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

February 12, 2013Participants for the Center for Jewish Studies' and Center for Islamic Studies' annual Madrasa-Midrasha Day of Learning gathered at Easton Hall on Sunday, February 10, for a day of exploration into the history, contributions, and representations of Jews and Muslims on a variety of American media platforms. Beginning with welcomes from both centers and an introduction to this year's theme, Reel Jews & Muslims: Representations of Jews and Muslims in American Media,Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center [...]

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