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Yale University Conference and Workshop
July 29-31, 2008
Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Christians and Muslims

Senator John Kerry



Senator John Kerry
Monday, July 28

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) opened the public portion of a groundbreaking Muslim-Christian conference with a strong endorsement of the gathering’s aim to promote interfaith dialogue. Kerry (D-MA) spoke July 28 to about 200 participants in the conference, Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Christians and Muslims, about the compelling political benefits of promoting better understanding between the Abrahamic faiths.

Words of Welcome



Prof. Dr. Miroslav Volf, Joseph Cumming, Prof. Dr. Richard C. Levin
Tuesday, July 29

Words of Welcome: H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad



Words of Welcome Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal

Tuesday, July 29

Keynote Address: Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric, followed by Q&A


Keynote Address
Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric, followed by Q&A
Tuesday, July 29

Conference Panel 1: God is Loving


Conference Panel 1:
God is Loving
Prof. Dr. David Burrell, Prof. Dr. Alan Godlas,
Prof. Dr. Taha Abd Al-Rahman,
Prof. Dr. Miroslav Volf
Tuesday, July 29

Conference Panel 2: Loving God


Conference Panel 2:
Loving God
Ayatollah Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad,
Prof. David Ford, Prof. Dr. Peter Kuzmić, H.E. Shaykh Naim Ternava
Tuesday, July 29

Conference Panel 3: Loving Neighbor


Conference Panel 3:
Loving Neighbor
Dr. Martin Accad, Rev. Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo, Judge Prince Bola Ajibola,
H. E. Prof. Dr. Mustapha Cherif, H.E. Shaykh Dr. Tayseer Rajab Al-Tamimi
Tuesday, July 29

Keynote Addresses 3: Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Al-Jifri


Keynote Addresses 3:
Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Al-Jifri,
Wednesday, July 30

Keynote Addresses 4: Rev. Dr. Robert Schuller


Keynote Addresses 4:
Rev. Dr. Robert Schuller
Wednesday, July 30

Conference Panel 4: Love and Speech


Conference Panel 4:
Love and Speech
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Dalia Mogahed,
Dr. David Shenk, Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad Winter
Wednesday, July 30

Conference Panel 5: Love and World Poverty


Conference Panel 5:
Love and World Poverty
Rev. Dr. Heidi Hadsell, Amina Zalmia Rasul-Bernardo,
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Prof. Dr. Emilie Townes
Wednesday, July 30

Conference Panel 6: Summary Statements


Conference Panel 6:
Summary Statements
(Christian, Muslim, Jewish), Rabbi Douglas Krantz, H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdelkebir Alaoui Medeghri (presented in absentia), Dr. Mohammed El Alouini Al Sharif, Dr. Geoffrey Tunnicliffe.
Thursday, July 31

Keynote Address: Prof. Dr. Leith Anderson


Keynote Address:
Prof. Dr. Leith Anderson
Thursday, July 31

Keynote Address: Prof. Dr. John DeGioia


Keynote Address:
Prof. Dr. John DeGioia
Thursday, July 31

Keynote Address: H.E. Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr


Keynote Address:
H.E. Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Thursday, July 31

Summary Statements and News Conference


Summary Statements and News Conference:
Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, Prof. Dr. Miroslav Volf
Thursday, July 31