Weekly discussion open to community members to discuss various topics as they intersect with Islam & Judaism. This is held in partnership with the Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, Dr. Gail Bretan. 

Typically held every Thursday from 12 to 1pm in Benson University Center. During COVID, held virtually on the same day and same time. 

Topics have included:

Participants in Judaism and Islam 101 listen to Alum, Fahim Gulamali ’14 share information about Islam.

Image of participants in Judaism and Islam pose for a picture together.

Participants in Judaism and Islam 101 posing for a picture at the end of a class.

Image of a Zoom screenshot with boxed images of participant's video screens.

Judaism and Islam 101 during COVID with everyone joining virtually on Zoom.

To register for Spring 2021 visit https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/15496/.

Topics for Spring 2021 are as follows: 

February 4:  Misconceptions and Stereotypes

Feb 11: Holy Sites in Judaism & Islam

Feb 18: Politics of being Jewish & Muslim

Feb 25:  Tensions & Peace-Building between Jews & Muslims

Mar 4: Human Rights in Islam & Judaism

Mar 11: Agnosticism, Atheism, & Secularism in Judaism & Islam

Mar 18: Sinning & Forgiveness in Islam & Judaism

Mar 25: Perceptions of the Bible & Christianity from Jews & Muslims

Apr 1: Biblical Passages & Stories in Judaism & Islam

Apr 8: Text Reading with Translations and Interpretation

Apr 15: Muslims & Jews in China, Uighur Muslims

Apr 22: Muslims & Jews in Southeast Asia, i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, etc.

Apr 29: Eval and final Q&A, suggestions for the future.