Indonesian prof to speak today at EMU

Fatimah Husein, a philosophy professor at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will speak twice at Eastern Mennonite University today.

Her first talk, “The development of interfaith work and study: Indonesian experience,” will take place at noon in the west dining room on ground floor of Northlawn residence hall.

The second address, “Challenges of Interfaith Relationships in Indonesia: case study of Muslim-Christian Relations in Java,” will be held 7:30 p.m. in Strite Conference Room on first floor of the EMU Campus Center.

Dr. Husein earned an MA degree in Islamic philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in inter-religious dialog at Melbourne University. She served as associate director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), a program jointly sponsored by three partner universities. Currently, she is taking part in a special Fulbright “Interfaith community action program” at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Husein was a colleague of Lawrence M. Yoder, professor of missiology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary while he served as a visiting professor at ICRS last spring.

Both talks are open to the public free of charge. Participants may carry in a packed lunch for the noon presentation or purchase a meal in the adjacent university dining room.


– Story by Jim Bishop

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