My name is Nora Zaki and I’m a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where I earned a Master’s degree of Divinity. I concentrated in Islamic Studies, Arabic and chaplaincy. Currently, I am working at a Florida hospital completing Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), a form of theological education that takes place in clinical settings. […]
Consider the following scenarios: The company picnic serves only bratwursts and hot dogs as its main course. The hospice care facility admits its first Buddhist patient. Sixteen Muslim employees abruptly resign citing religious discrimination leaving a company with a worker shortage and a threatening lawsuit. An office bars workers from praying and then fires them, […]
October was not a fun month. After an interfaith peacebuilding trip in Nigeria, I returned with a stomach bug that so kindly kept me company over the next several weeks. The significant portion of my Master’s thesis had yet to be written. The guy I’m kind of interested in doesn’t text back and instead sends […]
Axel Oaks Takács, Managing Editor, and Jennifer Peace, Coordinating Editor, share their thoughts on this issue and the institutional development of the field of interreligious studies.
In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our […]