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Antioch College to Host Dec. 11 Interfaith Dialogue

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – December 3, 2010 – Antioch College will bring together Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars for “A Family Reunion at the Tent of Abraham: An Interfaith Dialogue in a New Key” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, in the College’s The Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual and Cultural Freedom.

The event is an opportunity to discuss the shared origins of the three religions, the similarities between representations of God in the Bible and Qur’an, and the influence of the Divine on the daily lives of believers.

“In a time when there is so much religious intolerance around the world, this dialogue will provide a model of how we can aspire to the best that lies within each of us,” said organizer Scott Warren, an Arthur E. Morgan Fellow and former professor of philosophy and politics at Antioch College.

Panelists will include:

  • Wa’el Azmeh, M.D., Board Member of The Mercy Society/Islamic Center of Dayton and National Board Member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
  • Ramzieh Azmeh, M.D., Ex-President of the Dayton Interfaith Trialogue and Board Member of the International Peace Museum.
  • Eric L. Friedland, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Wright State University, the University of Dayton, United Theological Seminary, and Antioch College.
  • Stephen Potthoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Wilmington College, where he teaches a wide variety of courses on topics ranging from Jesus and early Christianity to Native American spirituality.

For information, call 937-286-8984 or e-mail

About Antioch College

Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent college will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.

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