Interfaith Initiative News

Making Democracy One’s Own: International Conference at JCU

The John Cabot University Interfaith Initiative co-hosted a major international conference last week on Making Democracy One's Own: Muslim, Catholic and Secular Perspectives in Dialogue on Development, Democracy and Peace, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sophia University Institute and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

JCU Interfaith Initiative Welcomes Dr. Anthony Carroll for Discussion on Religious Secular Dialogue

On Thursday, November 5th the JCU Interfaith Initiative welcomed Dr. Anthony Carroll to speak on "Atheist Secular Dialogue".

JCU Interfaith Initiative and U.S. Embassy to the Holy See Present Panel Discussion: “Nostra Aetate 50 Years On”

The expert panel discussed the continued importance of interreligious engagement in combating intolerance.

Prof. Michael Driessen Participates in Live Televised Analysis of Pope’s Speech to US Congress

Prof. Driessen is an expert on religion and politics.

JCU Interfaith Initiative Welcomes Archbishop David Moxon

The discussion focused on the struggle against modern slavery and human trafficking from an ecumenical and Interfaith perspective.

What’s Next for the Class of 2015? Meet Nine of our Recent Graduates

Now that the Class of 2015 has graduated, see where nine of them are headed next.

Imam Bashar Arafat Gives Talk on “Muslims in the United States and the American-European Dialogue”

Imam Bashar Arafat Gives Talk on "Muslims in the United States and the American-European Dialogue."

John Cabot University Welcomes L’Arche Communities Representatives

On March 4, Marco Veronesi, director of the L'Arche communities in Rome, and Sarah Parisio, director of L'Arche volunteer activities, spoke with students and professors about the relationship between faith, service and disability.

JCU Interfaith Initiative Welcomes Dr. Fadi Daou and Dr. Nayla Tabbara of the Adyan Foundation

JCU had the privilege to host Dr. Fadi Daou, and Dr. Nayla Tabbara, Chairs of Lebanon's Adyan Foundation for a lecture entitled: "Beyond Dialogue, Spiritual Solidarity Versus Extremism: The Experience of Adyan Foundation."

JCU Welcomes Imam Pallavicini, Director of Italy’s Islamic Community

On November 6, the John Cabot University Interfaith Initiative launched its International Scholar Series on Interfaith Dialogue. JCU had the privilege to host Imam Yahya Pallavicini.

Interfaith Initiative Receives Grant From U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

The grant will fund an International Scholar Series on interfaith dialogue. In addition to the lecture series, the Embassy Grant will allow the Interfaith Initiative to conduct interfaith student dialogue, outings, and learning activities.

John Cabot University International Relations Society Presents a “Month of the Middle East”

Between October 22 and November 17, 2014 John Cabot University will be hosting a total of six events connected to the project, among which include an evening with Dr. Saywan Barzani, the Iraqi Ambassador to Italy, as well as with the Imam of the Italian Islamic Community, Yahya Pallavicini.

JCU Interfaith Initiative Launches Meditation Garden

On Tuesday, September 30, students and professors came together for 15 minutes of silence in John Cabot University's newly opened meditation garden.

Associate Dean Pamela Harris Presents JCU Interfaith Initiative at Italian Senate

The conference, which sought to promote interreligious dialogue in a fractured world, embraced the JCU Interfaith Initiative in the program as a "pearl" of good practice.

John Cabot University Launches the Interfaith Initiative

The Interfaith Initiative at John Cabot University was created in order to establish an environment and space for students to engage in interfaith literacy, multicultural tolerance and religious understanding.