Conference Schedule 2019 | Hartford Seminary

Conference Schedule 2019

Monday, June 17 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of meal/*Asr Prayers
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.



The History and Legacy of African-American Interfaith Relations in a Racially Divided America

Imam Ronald Shaheed
Masjid Sultan Muhammad, Milwaukee, WI

6:15 p.m. Break / Asr Prayers*

6:30 p.m.



Current Issues Impacting African-American Christian-Muslim Relations

Susan K. Smith
Columbus, OH

 7:15 p.m.

Moderated Q&A: Khalil Abdullah, Muslim Advisor at the William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth College, NH


8:00 p.m.

Panel #1

African-American Christian-Muslim Relations in Public Places

Nisa Muhammad, Assistant Dean of Religious Life, Howard University

The Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Christian Community Action, New Haven

Imam Bilal Ansari, Director of Campus Engagement, Williams College, MA

9:30 p.m.

Wrap up

Maghrib Prayers*


Tuesday, June 18 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Film Screening: Film TBA
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of Meal/*Asr Prayers
5:20 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.



The Experience of African-American Interfaith Relations

Laila Muhammad
Community of Warith Deen Muhammad

6:30 p.m.


The Challenge of Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Black Theology

Fred Ware
Howard Divinity School

7:15 p.m

Moderated Q&A: Dr. Ben Watts, Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life, Director of the Black Ministries Program


 8:00 p.m.

Panel #2

Race, Racism, and Interfaith Relations

Dr. Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor of Law, UCONN

9:30 p.m.


*Maghrib Prayers

*All prayers can be performed in the Hartford Seminary chapel, which is open and available
throughout the conference.

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