The 2021 Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations will focus on the current state of Muslim and Christian relationships within congregations, masjids, Islamic centers, and social services in the midst of the COVID-19 health care crisis and the longstanding pandemics of racial injustice, inter-ethnic and interreligious tensions.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, who will speak on “The Light of Faith: Spiritual Resilience & Coping in the COVID Age”
The conference will address:
- How COVID-19 has disrupted and impacted previous Muslim-Christian relationships, or how it has galvanized communities to new activities,
- Methods that Christian and Muslim communities have developed to continue providing interreligious opportunities,
- The role of Racism and Islamophobia on African-American Muslim and Christian communities,
- Interfaith engagement and opportunities that have responded to religious nationalisms, and
- Opportunities for interfaith networking
For more information on the conference, visit this page.
The conference will have three sessions over two days:
Monday, June 7, 7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. – The Pandemics in North America
Tuesday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – The Pandemic in the Middle East, South, and Southeast Asia
Tuesday, June 8, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – The Pandemics, Interfaith Relations and the Arts
Registration through Eventbrite will provide a Zoom link that is good for all three sessions. Eventbrite will send reminders the day before and the day the sessions.