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  • 2023 Al-Alwani Lecture on Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Dr. James Jones

    March 16, 2023
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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    The Washington Theological Consortium will offer the  The Al-Alwani Lectures on Muslim-Christian dialogue on March 16, 2023, This event is funded by the Heritage Trust, in honor of Dr. Taha Al-Alwani.

    This year’s keynote is Dr. James (Jimmy) Jones of the Islamic Seminary of America. He will speak on The Rise of Islamic Education for Leaders and the Contribution to Theological Education in the U.S. 

    The event will be held at the Howard University School of Divinity in Northwest DC. A reception will follow the program.

    Speaker Biography

    Dr. Jones is Executive Vice President of the Islamic Seminary of America in Dallas, TX.  He is a Professor Emeritus of World Religions and former Chair of both the Department of World Religions and the African Studies Program at Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY). He also served on the faculty of the Graduate School for Islamic and Social Sciences, founded by Dr. Al-Alwani. Dr. Jones’s research focuses on the socio-cultural impact of prejudice and the intersectionality between sexism and racism. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford Seminary (in Christian- Muslim relations) and a MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School. He has developed Islamic education programs at Yale and elsewhere. He is President of the Malik Human Services Institute, a marriage counselor for more than two decades, and a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. A member of the American Academy of Religion and the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Prof. Jones appears frequently in the media and is often invited to speak about religion, Islam, African American studies, and diversity in the United States and abroad. 


    A response will be offered by Dr. Larry Golemon, Executive Director of the Washington Theological Consortium, and author of Clergy Education in America:  Religious Leadership and American Public Life (Oxford Press), which covers the rise of theological education for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and other communities in the U.S.

    Al-Alwani Lecture - March 16, 2023

    Registration ends at 5 p.m. ET on March 15.


    Howard University School of Divinity
    2900 Van Ness Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (parking is free, closest Metro is
    Van Ness-UDC stop on the Red Line)