The 2023 Silber-Obrecht Lecture in Interreligious & Interfaith Studies with Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
The inaugural Silber-Obrecht Lecture in Interreligious and Interfaith Studies, to be held from April 25-27, 2023 at Loyola University Maryland, will be delivered by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., a theologian at the Harvard Divinity School and a leader in the field of interreligious studies. Shubha Pathak, Ph.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University in Washington D.C. will be the respondent.
The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, and is co-sponsored by Goucher College, the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University’s Center for Religion and Cities, and St. Mary’s Seminary & University. All lectures are free and will be live streamed.
Lecture #1: "What is the State of the Emerging Field of Interfaith and Interreligious Studies?" with Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT. Register for Zoom link: https://icjs.org/events/the-2023-silber-obrecht-lecture/
Lecture #2: "What is the Future of the Field," with Francis X. Clooney, S.J. Response by Shubha Pathak, Ph.D., Ph.D. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT. Register for Zoom link: https://icjs.org/events/the-2023-silber-obrecht-lecture-2/
Workshop: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT, at the ICJS Library (by invitation only).
The Silber-Obrecht Lecture, the first endowed lectureship in the emerging field of Interreligious and Interfaith Studies, is a semiannual three-day academic residency in Baltimore. The lectureship aims to advance the field of study by presenting new and creative work by a senior scholar and interreligious practitioner.