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The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue in the
Service of Peace

Day and Date: Tuesday, October 1
Times: 8:00-9:30 PM

Hamline University
774 Snelling Ave N
Anderson Center, Room 305-06
St. Paul, MN 55104

Cost: Free and open to the public

Rabbi Ron Kronish and Kadi Iyad Zahalka, prominent interreligious dialogue activists in Israel and Palestine, will discuss interreligious and intercultural dialogue as an essential ingredient for achieving lasting peace. While only political leaders can create peace treaties, religious leaders can help people in conflict learn to live together. Come hear how these pioneering religious leaders utilize dialogue to change hearts and minds in the service of peace.

Rabbi Ron Kronish, founding director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, is a noted educator, author and lecturer with rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a doctorate in education from Harvard University. A resident of Jerusalem, he has represented ICCI at the Vatican and many international conferences and is frequently consulted by media representatives for background information and briefings on interreligious relations in Israel. 

Kadi Iyad Zahalka, head of the Shar'ia Court in Jerusalem, is an accomplished judge, lecturer, author and activist. He has filled several important positions in the Shar'ia court system, including that of director. Kadi Zahalka earned his L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University and his M.A. (summa cum laude) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he is now completing his Ph.D. thesis on the Muslim Minority Jurisprudence Doctrine (Fiqh al Aqalliyyat).

Questions: Jay Phillips Center of call 651.962.5780

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center in partnership with Hamline University's Dispute Resolution Institute and Conflict Studies Program and Mount Zion Congregation.

Co-sponsors include Bethel University's University Reconciliation Studies Program; Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas; MN Rabbinical Association; Muslim Student Association at Hamline University; SPIN (Saint Paul Interfaith Network); Temple Israel; United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities; Wesley Center of Hamline University; and Rabbi Michael Latz of Shir Tikvah Congregation.

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