Interreligious Heroes

Role Models and Spiritual Exemplars for Interfaith Practice.

Elijah Interfaith Institute - interreligious heroes

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The next edition of Praying Together in Jerusalem will be devoted to the theme of Interreligious Heroes, honoring the new publication Interreligious Heroes: Role Models and Spiritual Exemplars for Interfaith Practice.

Fr. Joseph Sievers of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and a member of the Focolare movement, will offer a presentation of the movement’s founder, Chiara Lubich. A Hindu and a Muslim response will be offered, respectively, by Swamini Adityananda Saraswati and by Dr Marcia Hermansen.

Thursday, November 4 at 5:00 pm Jerusalem time
11 am EST
3 pm UK time
4 pm Central European time
5 pm Israel time
8:30 pm India time

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The following speakers will be sharing their wisdom: <<<

Fr. Joseph Sievers (Christian, Italy) Joseph Sievers has taught Jewish history and literature of the Hellenistic period at the Pontifical Biblical Institute since 1991. In addition, he served as director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University from 2003 to 2009. He has published several books and many articles, primarily in the areas of Second Temple history (especially Flavius Josephus) and Christian-Jewish relations. He is also a member of the Focolare Movement's Center for Interreligious Dialogue, which was founded by Chiara Lubich.
Swamini Adityananda Saraswati (Hindu, India) Swamini was recently appointed the Associate Executive Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. Having served humanitarian and interfaith causes for over 20 years, Swamini has worked from the ground level to the United Nations and World Bank levels towards addressing climate change, hunger, thirst, violence, AIDS, war and other concerns within nations including India, the United States, Tanzania, Uganda, and more. She is a Hindu monastic of the Saraswati order.
Dr Marcia Hermansen (Muslim, USA) Marcia Hermansen is Director of the Islamic World Studies program at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies as a Professor in the Theology Department. Hermansen earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She specializes in Sufism, Islamic thought, Muslims in America, Shah Waliullah, Islam and Muslims in South Asia, and women and gender in Islam. Sign up here