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Dean Ciorra and Clergy on Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

Reverend Anthony J. Ciorra, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, along with Rabbi Terry Bookman and Imam Yahya Hendi, will speak on “Children of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims,” a lecture and conversation on the common ground among the three Abrahamic traditions, on Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue.

Father Ciorra is the author of Everyday Mysticism: Cherishing the Holy (Crossroad, 1995) and Moral Formation in Parish: With Your Whole Heart Turn to God (Alba House, 1998), co-authored with James Keating. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope) award, which he received from Pope John Paul II in 1998, in recognition of his dedication and service to the church.

Rabbi Bookman is senior rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am in Miami, Fla., and author of The Busy Soul (Perigee Trade, 1999) and A Soul's Journey: Meditations on the Five Stages of Spiritual Growth (iUniverse, 2004). Imam Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Md., and the Muslim Chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

DATE:          TUESDAY, JULY 11
TIME:           7 P.M.
                     CHURCH OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA
                     980 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK

Fordham’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education trains religious and educational leaders from around the world. In addition to the doctoral degree in religious education, the graduate school offers master’s degrees in religion and religious education, pastoral counseling and spiritual care, and education (religion), along with a professional diploma in religion and religious education.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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