August 22–26, 2016 David Goa will be offering an intensive week-long course from 8:30am to 4:30pm at St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta. The course will focus on increasing multicultural competence and building skills for interfaith communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. Registration deadline is July 22, 2016. For more information, see poster here.
On March 31st our colleague and friend Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad departed this life. Mumtaz was an International Fellow of the Ronning Centre, contributing to our work over the last seven years. Many of our friends benefited from his lectures at Augustana, on the north campus and throughout campus Alberta. Mumtaz was Executive Director of the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue and Professor of Political Science, Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His superb scholarship, generous and gracious spirit will be deeply missed. We are better for his presence. Inna Lillahay ve inna Ilehay Rajoon.
A chapter from David Goa’s A Regard on Creation has been re-published, in Romanian translation, by the University of Oradea in an anthology with the title Bisercia Si Societatea (Church and Society).
The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the second largest university in Pakistan, will be publishing a large book with a number of Ronning Centre publications including Zinck, Benson, Hutchinson, Greifenhagen and Goa, under the title Considerations of Islam from the Other America.
In the News
Understanding the Zionist Religion (The Walrus; April 22, 2016)
Why are men less religious than women? (The Telegraph; April 15, 2016)
Even conservatives can differ on religious freedom (The Economist; April 14, 2016)
How did we end up here? (London Review of Books; April 5, 2016)