Three leading theological figures introduce the practice of Scriptural Reasoning, discuss their experience of doing it, and give participants the opportunity to try it for themselves. Texts from the Qur'an, Bible, and Tanakh will be studied on the hot topic of 'money and debt.' Hosted by Union Theological Seminary and sponsored by the Coexist Foundation.
Breakfast Reception | 9:30 am
Welcome by UTS President Serene Jones | 10:00 am
Introduction by Prof. David Ford | 10:45 am
SR Panel with Special Guest Scholars Roundtable
Groups: Facilitated Text Study
Final Plenary Session | 11:30 am
Homayra Ziad is Assistant Professor of Religion at Trinity College. Her interests include Sufi theory and practice, theologies of pluralism, women’s religious authority, Qur’anic studies, Islam in America, and religion and humor. Homayra is deeply involved in interfaith initiatives and educational outreach on faith, and finds a home in the practice of Scriptural Reasoning. She is inspired in her work by spiritual and pluralist traditions within Islam.
Rabbi Justus Baird directs the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Seminary in New York. He oversees national and international cross-faith education programs for religious leaders, seminary students and teens that strive to "trouble the waters, and heal the world."
Prof. David Ford is the Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme and Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1991. David is an Anglican theologian whose work in the area of Christian theology has been inspired by post-liberal and narrative theology. David is one of the founders of Scriptural Reasoning and has been extensively involved in generating new modes of engagement for inter-faith relations in the post-9/11 world.