Claremont Lincoln University, USC’s Office of Religious Life, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln University are co-sponsoring a conference on Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding, from Oct. 12-13, 2012, in… Continue reading
From the Huffington Post-
A rabbi, a minister, and an imam meet together for a year and something amazing happens…
In June of 2010, the three of us, Rev. Jerry Campbell, Imam Jihad Turk and Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, announced an agreement for our respective institutions to co-create the world’s first inter-religious university — a place where rabbis, ministers, imams and other religious leaders would each be educated in their own traditions, side by side, but also with classes in common. The new university would include academic schools for students who wanted to do world-healing work in non-religious fields as well.
The purpose of this new concept was not to water down the beliefs of each of the different traditions, but rather to create understanding, promote mutual respect and learn how to cooperate across religious boundaries to address the world’s greatest problems.
This Sept. 6, 2011, with the help of a $50 million gift from Joan and David Lincoln, our vision is becoming a reality in the form of the launch of Claremont Lincoln University. We are very excited about the history-making potential of this new institution and the caliber of students it is attracting.
This column is not about Claremont Lincoln’s launch, however. It is about something that happened to each of us on the way there.
By: Noor-Malika Chishti
Note the date, September 6, 2011, when the newly formed Claremont Lincoln University [CLU] made history. People from different religions/spiritual ways have been having dialog but now, religious leaders from Christianity, Judaism and Islam will be… Continue reading