The community is invited to join in on an interfaith dialogue entitled “Loving Your Neighbors: Respect for Others in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity” at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 at Centenary University’s George H. Whitney Chapel located in The Edward Seay Administration Building. The event will feature Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin with the Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey, Dr. Nuray Yurt with the Peace Islands Institute, and Reverend Dr. Frank Fowler with Trinity United Methodist Church and a Centenary University Trustee. This event is sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club. Refreshments will be provided by the Peace Islands Institute. All are welcome to attend.
Dr. Noah Haiduc-Dale, Assistant Professor of History, says, “At the time of religious tension, the Peace Islands Institute’s goal of encouraging unity to build peace is more important than ever. Our campus environment promotes peaceful discussion and it is imperative that we provide our students with models of successful diversity. Only by discussing our differences can be begin to get used to one another.”
Peace Islands Institute aspires to facilitate a forum of mutual respect and collaboration, both welcoming and accepting varied viewpoints and voices with the intent to develop original and alternative perspectives on vital issues that our society is facing, generate solutions to these issues, support successful practices, thus promoting education, friendship and harmony and acting as an island of peace for all peoples in a society of different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.