Building Bridges in Interfaith Communities I: Sacrifice

May 17, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ABSW Chapel, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California

This event is part of the Berkeley Public Theology Program series Sacred Texts, Public Talks. These meetings bring together diverse scholars to discuss key religious issues in a public setting. They are co-hosted in partnership with area organizations, and take place off the Berkeley campus. Their aim is to unsettle both sacred and secular commonplaces, and to energize public engagement, sympathetic and critical, with the claims of religion.

Building Bridges in Interfaith Communities I: Sacrifice

Jewish Scholar:

  • Deena Aranoff, Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union (GTU); Senior Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies, GTU.

Muslim Scholar:

  • Mahjabeen Dhala, Center for Islamic Studies Office Manager & Program Coordinator, GTU; PhD student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU.

Hindu Scholar:

  • Rita Sherma, Director of the Center for Dharma Studies, GTU; Associate Professor of Dharma Studies, GTU.


  • Jonathan Sheehan, Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), University of California, Berkeley; Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Refreshments to follow.

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Co-sponsored by the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

The Berkeley Public Theology Program invites innovative thinkers and public figures to Berkeley to reflect on the past, present, and future of theological inquiry. Such lectures spark scholarly conversations on campus and place Berkeley at the center of global conversations on religion and public life.