History of InterReligious Understanding Program at Phillips

"Preparing for InterReligous Dialogue"
Original Course dates: October 30-December 11, 2014

This course was designed to provide an exploration of the challenges of and necessary preparation for inter-religious dialogue in the contemporary world as interpreted by representatives from the following faith communities. Faiths/topics, dates, and instructors are listed below:

Religion/Topic Instructors
October 30
Issues in Interreligous Dialogue
 Don A. Pittman, Professor of the History of Religions, Emeritus, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa
Yusuf Dundar, Executive Director of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, Tulsa
Ersin DeMirci, Executive Director of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, Oklahona City
on Fethullah Gülen and the Gulen Movement
 November 6
 Buddhist Traditions
 Ruben L. F. Habito, Founding Master
Maria Kannon Zen Center of Dallas
   November 13        
 Reform Jewish and Protestant Christian Traditions  Charles Sherman, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel, Tulsa 
Mouzon Biggs Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa
 November 20
 Islamic Traditions
 Imad Enchassi, Imam
The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma
 December 4
 Native American and African Traditions
Richard Grounds, Director, Yuchi Language Project
Ray Owens, Senior Minister, Metropolitan Baptist Church
December 11
Baha'i Traditions
 Representatives of the
Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Tulsa
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