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Interfaith Curricular Development Workshop – A Transatlantic Perspective

Date and time

April 14 - 15, 2018

About this event

You are invited to attend a two-day workshop on developing inclusive K-12 curriculum responsive to the needs of students of varying religious and cultural backgrounds. The workshop will be divided into two sessions:

  • Saturday: A Muslim-Christian discussion of interfaith curricular development
  • Sunday: A Muslim-Jewish discussion of interfaith curricular development. Both sessions will draw from expertise and experience in the UK and in the U.S.

These sessions will showcase similarities and contrasts in the development of such curricula and focus on challenges and solutions to the issues such engagement raises. Each session will begin with expert presentations, which will then form the basis for discussion of approaches, challenges, and desired outcomes. Each session will conclude with the entire group will collaboratively developing a white paper on the subject of curricular development.


Faculty and administration members of public school districts, private and parochial schools, as well as educators and practitioners in the area of education and interfaith engagement.


Student Center Building
Wayne State University
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202


Cost is $10 per person.

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Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.: Muslim-Christian

Where: Student Center Building

  • Muhammad Ishtiaq, Muslim chaplain, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Saeed Khan, Department of Near East & Asian Studies, Wayne State University
  • Keith Huey, chair, Department of Religion and Bible, Rochester College (Michigan)
    • Developing a Muslim-Christian Dialogue Course at an Evangelical College
  • Ida Glaser, academic director of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in Oxford (UK), and Rice University
    • Curricular Development in the UK
  • Sidra Ali, Harvard Divinity School
    • Curricular Development, Harvard Divinity School

Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: St. Andrews Hall

  • Saeed Khan, Department of Near East & Asian Studies, Wayne State University
  • Howard Lupovitch, director, Cohn Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Wayne State University
    • Curricular Development Through Trust Building
  • Sidra Ali, Harvard Divinity School
  • Norman Lewis, information systems management, Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University


  • idea Fund
  • Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies
  • Forum for Change