A Family Reunion at the Tent of Abraham: An Interfaith Dialogue in a New Key
December 11, 2010 – Antioch College's Arthur E. Morgan Fellows brought together Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars for "A Family Reunion at the Tent of Abraham: An Interfaith Dialogue in a New Key." The event took place at the College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual and Cultural Freedom.
This interfaith dialogue was a discussion on the shared origins of the three religions, the similarities between representations of God in the Bible and Qur’an, and the influence of the Divine on the daily lives of believers.
"In a time when there is so much religious intolerance around the world, this dialogue will provide a model of how we can aspire to the best that lies within each of us," said organizer Scott Warren, an Arthur E. Morgan Fellow and former professor of philosophy and politics at Antioch College.
- Wa’el Azmeh, M.D., Board Member of The Mercy Society/Islamic Center of Dayton and National Board Member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
- Ramzieh Azmeh, M.D., Ex-President of the Dayton Interfaith Trialogue and Board Member of the International Peace Museum.
- Eric L. Friedland, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Wright State University, the University of Dayton, United Theological Seminary, and Antioch College.
- Stephen Potthoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wilmington College, where he teaches a wide variety of courses on topics ranging from Jesus and early Christianity to Native American spirituality.
- Host: Scott Warren - Arthur E. Morgan Fellow at Antioch College and former Associate Professor of Philosophy and Politics at Antioch College. He is the author of The Emergence of Dialectical Theory: Philosophy and Political Inquiry.
About the Morgan Fellows
Named in honor of Arthur E. Morgan, Antioch College President from 1920-1936, the Fellows are facilitating and coordinating a yearlong outreach program to alumni and friends of the College nationwide as the College develops both its program and curriculum. They have presented symposia on a wide variety of topics on the historic campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The current Morgan Fellows include Anne Bohlen M.A.; Jean Gregorek, Ph.D.; Scott Warren, Ph.D.; and Director of Work Susan Eklund-Leen, Ph.D.
About Antioch College
Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent college will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.
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