Dr. Harry J. Huebner & Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali -- Book LaunchTuesday Nov 19 2013 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of On Being Human: Essays from the Fifth Shi‘i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue (CMU Press).
This book contains essays presented at the latest Shi’a Muslim Mennonite Christian dialogue on June 1-4, 2011 at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Formal dialogue between Shi’a and Mennonite scholars has taken place for ten years, alternating venues between Qom, Iran and Canada. This was the fifth such event. Each dialogue focuses on a specific topic and this one on what it means to be human.
Dr. Harry J. Huebner is CMU Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Theology and has taught for 42 years. He is currently the Director of International and Inter-Faith Theological Initiatives at Canadian Mennonite University.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Religions at the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran. He is also the dean of postgraduate studies of the international section at the Jami’at al-Zahra where the visiting women are studying. He is also the director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies. He is actively involved in interreligious dialogue, has organized or attended conferences worldwide, and is the author or editor of nine books.