Conference Schedule 2019

Monday, June 17 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of meal/*Asr Prayers
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.



The History and Legacy of African-American Interfaith Relations in a Racially Divided America

Imam Ronald Shaheed, Assistant Imam, Masjid Ash Shaheed, Charlotte, NC

6:15 p.m. Break / Asr Prayers*

6:30 p.m.



Current Issues Impacting African-American Christian-Muslim Relations

The Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, Crazy Faith Ministries, Columbus, OH

 7:15 p.m.

Moderated Q&A: Khalil Abdullah, Muslim Advisor at the William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth College, NH

Break / Asr Prayers*

8:00 p.m.

Panel #1

African-American Christian-Muslim Relations in Public Places

Nisa Muhammad, Assistant Dean of Religious Life, Howard University

The Rev. Bonita Grubbs, Executive Director of Christian Community Action, New Haven

Imam Bilal Ansari, Director of Campus Engagement and Acting Director of the Davis Center at Williams College, MA

9:15 p.m.

Wrap up

Maghrib Prayers*


Tuesday, June 18 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Film Screening: I am Not Your Negro (2016)
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of Meal/*Asr Prayers
5:20 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.



The Experience of African-American Interfaith Relations

Sister Laila Muhammad, Executive Director of the Compassion Action Foundation, NJ

6:30 p.m.


The Challenge of Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Black Theology

Dr. Frederick L. Ware, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology at the Howard University School of Divinity

7:15 p.m

Moderated Q&A: The Bishop Dr. Benjamin K. Watts, Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life, Director of the Black Ministries Program

Break / Asr Prayers*

 8:00 p.m.

Panel #2

Race, Racism, and Interfaith Relations

Dr. Jamelia N. Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law

Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim, Hartford Muhammad Mosque

The Rev. Dr. Valerie H. Holly, Judson Memorial Church, New York

9:15 p.m.


*Maghrib Prayers

*All prayers can be performed in the Hartford Seminary chapel, which is open and available
throughout the conference.

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