Nazareth College Hickey Center

Interfaith Studies and Dialogue Newsletter

March 2016 Edition

The Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue promotes research and encourages strategies for living peacefully in a religiously diverse world. This vision is realized through dialogue, education, and community-building efforts.

Upcoming Events

ISIS Theology of Violence and Counter Theology in Islam

Wednesday, March 2nd, 7pm

4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Considering the contemporary situation in the Middle East, it is important to educate ourselves about the distinction between Islam as a religion and the ISIS ideology of violence. Join us for a discussion about the misconceptions of the Islamic faith as it relates to stereotypes, global politics, and peaceful coexistence.

Where: Nazareth College’s Otto Shults Community Center, Forum

***This event is free and open to the public

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Global Citizenship Conference

Tuesday, March 8th, 9am

4245 East Avenue

Rochester, NY

This year's Global Citizenship Conference will welcome local high school students to come together and explore the unique relationship between global religions and nature.

GCC Assessment

This semester, two of our student workers, Brittany Smith and Esma Simsek; and the Administrative Coordinator of our department, Dr. Wendy Lynn Fritz, began a formative assessment of the 2014 Global Citizenship Conference. The purpose of this assessment is to measure the outcomes of the conference against the Vision of Nazareth College.

Brittany Smith and Esma Simsek (from left to right) coding the qualitative data obtained from the 2014 Global Citizenship Conference survey.

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Sacred Texts and Human Contexts May 25, 2016

This international symposium on faith and the environment will begin on Monday, May 23, 2016 and come to a close on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.