Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Catholic scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, is stepping forward to become the new Executive Director of the Institute. This comes at a time when the ICJS extends its focus to include Islamic studies in both dialogue and trialogue conversations. Dr. Rubens holds degrees from Georgetown University (B.A.), the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (G.Dip.), and the University of Chicago (A.M. and Ph.D.). In her research she explores how religious minority communities navigate their political, legal, and cultural space in light of the experience of other minority communities. An accomplished educator, scholar, and program developer, Dr. Rubens advances the legacy of the ICJS in building in-depth dialogue between these historic faiths of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.
Dr. Christopher Leighton, the founding Executive Director of the ICJS, continues his work at the Institute as Protestant Scholar. Over his 29 year tenure, Dr. Leighton has developed one of the strongest independent think-tanks and educational centers for interfaith dialogue in the country. We at the WTC are grateful to have such gifted colleagues with whom to continue our work in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic dialogue.
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