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  • Al-Alwani Lecture On Muslim – Christian Dialogue

    This series of lectures feature current issues of Muslim-Christian dialogue, and are funded by the Heritage Trust, in honor of Dr. Taha Al-Alwani.  Upcoming and recent lectures include:


    2014: “People of the Book: Quranic Interpretations of Jews and Christians”

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    The Fifth Annual event featured Dr. Amir Akrami, Visiting Luce Scholar from the Iranian Institute of Philosophy, Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Eastern Mennonite University. He was joined by Dr. Wilhelmus Valkenberg, Professor of Religion and Culture from Catholic University of America.  They provided Quranic interpretations of Jews and Christians being called “People of the Book” and explored the  implications for reframing Muslim understandings and Christian approaches to interfaith dialogue.

    2013: “Religious Law and the Law of the Land”

    Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, professor emerita of T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and Dr. Richard J. Jones, Al-Alwani Chair of the Washington Theological Consortium keynoted the Fourth Annual Al-Alwani Lecture with the title of “Religious Law and Law of the Land.”

    2012: “Good Work and Good Works”


    The Third Annual Al-Alwani Lectures featured “Good Work and Good Works with  presentations by Dr. El-Ansary of Xavier University and Dr. Richard Jones of the Washington Theological Consortium.

    El-Ansary Lecture Text