Lifelong Learning Offers Interfaith Dialogue

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Events

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program is pleased to offer “Peace, Justice and Violence: Where Does Faith Fit In?” on Wednesday, May 25 at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. An interfaith dialog with members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; however, reservations are required. Featured speakers include Father James J. Bacik, Rabbi Alan Sokobin, Th.D., D.D., J.D.; and Dr. S. Amjad Hussain. A priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Father James J. Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and currently teaches in the Master of Arts in Theology program at Lourdes University. Rabbi Alan Sokobin served as rabbi for Congregation Shomer Emunim and Associate Professor of History at The University of Toledo. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in 1955 and holds academic degrees from Syracuse University and the Hebrew Union College. Surgeon, writer and explorer, Dr. S. Amjad Hussain is an emeritus professor of surgery and humanities at The University of Toledo. He is also an Op-Ed columnist for The Blade. Dr. Hussain has taken on leadership roles in numerous organizations. Among them, he has served as president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. The dialog will be moderated by Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Dean of the Lourdes University Graduate School. The cost for the event is $12 per person and includes lunch with the speakers. RSVP at 419-824-3707 or Reservations required by May 18. Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes University. Open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. Lifelong Learning participants enjoy classes on a wide variety of academic subjects, educational field trips and monthly lectures featuring guest speakers. All activities are open to both members and non-members. For more information on upcoming classes and becoming a member of Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, visit About Lourdes University Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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