Film and television can help combat Islamophobia through rich storytelling, members of the Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) team shared during a recent conversation with Mahan Mirza, executive director of the Ansari Institute.
The Ansari Institute’s new online class is free and open to the public. In each class, people from a variety of backgrounds draw on their personal experience and build on each other’s insights to explore issues from multiple perspectives.
Ask Rick Libowitz ’70 about Notre Dame, and he’ll tell you how it led him to explore his faith and become a rabbi.
In this conversation, PhD candidate Lailatul Fitriyah shares her perspective on the issues she highlighted as part of a social media campaign for International Women’s Day 2021.
Thanks to a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will host a series of workshops that will help change the conversation about religion by bringing journalists, scholars and faith practitioners together to learn from each other and better communicate their perspectives.
When one encounters the rich diversity of the world’s religions, working to understand different faith traditions can promote tolerance, interreligious dialogue, and peace. This was the idea students explored during the second session of “Everyday Religion in a World of Many Faiths.” The class, offered by the Ansari Institute, meets online Thursday evenings and is free and open to the public.
The conversation, which featured Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and Daoud Casewit, president of American Islamic College, continued a meaningful dialogue begun by a pair of pioneering religious figures some 800 years ago, Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil of Egypt and St. Francis of Assisi.