Special Event Open to the Public
Sunday, June 23rd 5pm
Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center, Drew University
The Drew University Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC) is currently hosting its first Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution. The Institute began on June 10th and will run until July 3rd. This ambitious and innovative initiative brings 24 emerging Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders from six countries together on the Drew campus for an intensive month-long program where they are learning from some of the world’s leading experts on various aspects of religion and conflict resolution. The participants include 10 women and 14 men and have all been identified as emerging clergy or lay leaders within their respective religious communities in Nigeria, Egypt, Israel, Egypt, Ukraine and Indonesia.
On Sunday, June 23rd the CRCC will be hosting several public events for members of our community to meet both our participants and several of our distinguished guests:
4:00 p.m. screening of the 45-minute documentary film in LC-28 (Learning Center, Room 28, directly below the Rose Memorial Library) “The Imam and the Pastor” about the amazing personal journeys of Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye that led them to their path-breaking work to stop the cycle of religious violence in Northern Nigeria.
5:00 p.m. in Crawford Hall of the Ehinger Center. the CRCC will be hosting a short panel discussion featuring Rabbi Michael Melchior , former Member of Knesset and former Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs; Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye from the Interfaith Mediation Center in Kaduna, Nigeria; and Dr. Abdul Mu’ti, Secretary of the Central Leadership of Muhammadiyya, the second largest Islamic mass movement in Indonesia, with 26 million members.
Following the panel discussion there will be an informal reception in the Ehinger Center with an opportunity for members of the community to meet the participants in the first Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution.
The Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution is funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
For more info about the Institute, our partnering organizations, and our faculty click here
Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Office of Hospitality, Conferences, and Hospitality at 973/408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to insure appropriate arrangements.