Lourdes Lifelong Learning program offers interfaith dialog

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program will offer“Peace,Justice andViolence: Where Does Faith Fit In?” on Wednesday, May 25, at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. An interfaith dialog with members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; however, reservations are required. Featured speakers include Father James J. Bacik, Rabbi Alan Sokobin, Th.D., D.D., J.D.; and Dr. S. Amjad Hussain.

A priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Father James J. Bacik is a widely regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and currently teaches in the Master of Arts in Theology program at Lourdes.

Rabbi Alan Sokobin served as rabbi for Congregation Shomer Emunim and Associate Professor of History at The University of Toledo. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in 1955 and holds academic degrees from Syracuse University and the Hebrew Union College.

Surgeon, writer and explorer, Dr. S. Amjad Hussain is an emeritus professor of surgery and humanities at The University of Toledo. Dr. Hussain has taken on leadership roles in numerous organizations. Among them, he has served as president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

The dialog will be moderated by Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., Dean of the Lourdes University Graduate School.

The cost for the event is $12 per person and includes lunch with the speakers. RSVP at 419/824-3707 or lifelong@lourdes.edu. Reservations required by May 18.