From Dialogue to Triologue
The Centre for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim Learning (CJCML), formerly The Centre for Catholic-Jewish Learning (CCJL) celebrated its official relaunch as a trialogue on October 4, 2010.
The evening unveiled The CJCML’s new logo and a special presentation to the winner of the logo design contest, Paul Di Libero, a student at King’s University College. Dr. Wael Haddara (Muslim panelist), Rabbi Debra Dressler (Jewish panelist), Reverend Dr. Murray Watson (Catholic panelist) and Dr. Mahdi Tourage (academic panelist) then engaged in a panel discussion, “Faith in Interfaith: The Rewards and Challenges of Moving from Dialogue to Trialogue.” Dr. Stephen State moderated the discussion. Each member of the panel briefly discussed the rewards and challenges of the trialogue between Judaism, Catholicism and Islam from their own faith or academic perspective and reflected more generally on the trialogue from the perspective of their larger faith and academic traditions. A moderated question and answer period with the audience then followed. Food and fellowship, as kosher refreshments were made available to participants.
Through interfaith events like these, The CJCML hopes to build relationships of knowledge, compassion and understanding.