CCMD visits the Journalists and Writers Foundation in Istanbul
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Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

Our Mission

Duquesne’s Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue (CCMD) was commissioned by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in 2009 to promote a healthy and peaceful Christian–Muslim relationship in the United States and Africa. CCMD has both single-handedly and in collaboration with other University offices, departments, and centers organized public lectures, workshops, and symposia. The committee consists of multi-disciplinary faculty whose primary objectives include exploring the social, cultural, economic, philosophical, historical, political, and religious roots of and solutions to inter-religious conflicts in Africa and the United States. CCMD also seeks to collaborate with academic, religious, and social institutions in Africa and the United States, consistent with the mission of Duquesne University, toward ending existing inter-religious conflicts. While Africa and the United States are the stirring focuses of this committee, we hope that its activities will eventually have global effects.

Who we are

The members of the Consortium are

  • Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, Chair
  • Dr. James Swindal
  • Dr. Alan Seadler
  • Dr. Khlood Salman
  • Dr. Gerald Boodoo
  • Dr. Elochukwu Uzukwu
  • Dr. Thérèse Bonin
  • Dr. Nihat Polat
  • Dr. Emad Mirmotahari
  • Dr. Boncho Dragiyski

Here you will find media from our past events and links of interest. Under construction.

Media from CCMD events

  • On 18 November 2015, our Religion & Society Lecture Series, organized with the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh, considered religion and music: Prof. Sadık Kara (Fatih University, Istanbul) spoke on “The Use of Music in Islam,” and Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B. (director of programs in sacred music at Saint Vincent College) discussed “Music in Christian Life: The Expressive Power of the Word.”
  • On 19 January 2016, Mais Haddad, Esq., a native of Syria, described the plight of Syrian Christian immigrants and refugees; the text of her talk and her slides are also available.

Web sites of interest

  • The site of the late Fr. Joseph Kenny, with whom CCMD had the privilege of working
  • CERIS, the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, of which Duquesne is a member
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