On Friday, August 31st, AIC welcomed graduate students from The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) for a dialogue luncheon.
The students were welcomed by AIC President, Daoud S. Casewit and Dr. Feryal Salem, AIC’s Director of the Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies and Muslim Chaplaincy program. The students toured the campus and learned more about AIC’s fascinating history, as well as, its current role as an Islamic-oriented institution of higher learning.
During their visit, the students had the opportunity to observe Jumah prayer, which is the Muslim congregational prayer service held on Fridays, at the AIC Masjid on campus. The dialogue that followed was centered around Muslim and Christian prayer, as well as, chaplaincy and spiritual care.
This was organized by Sara Trumm, Interim Director of the School’s Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace & Justice (CCME) as part of their new student orientation. Those that participated are training to be pastors through LSTC’s Master of Divinity degree program. AIC Participants included: AIC President, Daoud Casewit, Dr. Feryal Salem, Director of the Master of Divinity Program, Romana Manzoor, Interfaith Coordinator, and Mesut Mamaloglu, BA student.