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Student Essays

In this section, we publish student research papers on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their historical and contemporary interactions. The essays have been selected for their clarity of presentation and excellence in methodology.

Additional Papers

Food for Thought

Here we present thought-provoking essays of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars who seek to overcome conflicts of the past and build bridges of greater mutual understanding and cooperation.

Elliot Dorff, PhD, AFJCIS Board of Directors — Treasurer
Elliot DorffAuthor

The Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Groundwork for Jews’ Relations to Other Religions

In this article, Dr. Elliot Dorff investigates how Jews, based on their own tradition, are to relate to members of other religious traditions. The essay is excerpted from his book To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics.

Amir HussainAuthor

Muslims, Pluralism, and Interfaith Dialogue

In this essay, Dr. Amir Hussain explores the evolving relationships of Muslims with practitioners of other religious traditions within the North American context. The essay is excerpted from the book Progressive Muslims.

Abraham Joshua HeschelAuthor

No Religion is an Island

In 1965 Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the world’s most prominent Jewish scholars, was appointed Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, a leading Protestant seminary in the United States. In his famous inaugural lecture No Religion is an Island, Dr. Heschel proposes a  religious and philosophical framework for constructive inter-religious relations. Due to the specific historical context, Dr. Heschel’s reflections focus primarily on Jewish-Christian relations but lend themselves to a more comprehensive application.

Scott Young, AFJCIS Board of Directors
Rev. Scott YoungAuthor

The Changing Landscape of Religion in the University

In his reflection, Rev. Scott Young summarizes recent research on the changing role of religion in higher education settings.

Statements on Interreligious Relations

A selection of official statements, proclamations, and documents which have proven to be catalysts for strengthening relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

Reading Corner

Interested in exploring the mutual relationships between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Here are some helpful guides to a deeper understanding of the common roots, the historical encounters, and contemporary interactions between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Recommended Readings

Finding the right book on a subject can be a challenging task. Here is a collection of reliable and well-researched readings on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as interrelated religious traditions.

The Abraham Connection

This book has been called a classic of live dialogue between representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is the fruit of 20 years of pioneering interfaith work by the Academy for [...]

The Faith Club

The Faith Club — A groundbreaking book about Americans searching for faith and mutual respect, The Faith Club weaves the story of three women, their three religions, and their urgent [...]

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