The Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican Hosts Special Symposium on Interreligious Dialogue in the Heartland

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COLUMBUS, OH (43219) - Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies will host a special symposium on Saturday, September 11, 2010 titled “Interreligious Dialogue in the Heartland.” The event will be held at ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219 in Erskine Hall’s Matesich Theatre from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The symposium’s keynote speaker is the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus and the Bishop will address the topic titled, “Interreligious Dialogue in the Church in a Historical Context.”

This symposium event will engage a variety of theologians, historians and practitioners in the field of interreligious dialogue who will share their expertise and experiences within a panel format. The symposium consists of a morning and afternoon session. The panel sessions will be facilitated by Scott Steinkerchner, OP, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Center for Dominican Studies at ODU and Joan Monica McGuire, OP, STL, STD., Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The first session will explore important people and moments in our history and tradition that highlight possibilities we might want to recover today, and perennial and global problems we need to address. The panel members for the first sessions will include Stephen Fitzhenry, OP, STL; Jose Santiago, OP, D.Min.; and Fr. Daniel J. Millisor, M.Div.

In the afternoon the topic of interreligious concerns in the heartland of America will be discussed; the contributing panel members will include Marianne Farina, CSC, Ph.D.; David Caron, OP, D.Min.; Adam Duberstein, M.A.; and Rev. Rebecca J. Tolefson, M.Div.

Tickets for the event are $30.00 for an individual (includes lunch), and a special discount for a group of ten people is $150. To register for the event, contact Sr. Catherine Colby, OP, Ed.D., Director of The Center for Dominican Studies and Vice President for Mission & Identity, at 614-251-4722 or