DI's Public Forum on Interfaith Relations in the Workplace

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The Dialogue Institute hosted a special public forum on "Interfaith Relations in the Workplace," on Sunday, July 19th, at Temple University in Philadelphia.

The forum, moderated by DI Board member Dr. Gity Banan-Etemad, featured an interactive discussion on the rewards and challenges of engaging religion and religious identity in professional working contexts. Panelists included: Cheryl Perlmutter Bowen (Jewish, associate professor and associate chairperson in the Department of Communication at Villanova Universtity); Louis Del Soldo (Buddhist, former assistant principal and director of early education at Friends Central School); John McDay (Baha'i, radiation oncologist with Locum Radiation Oncology Group); Aziz Nathoo (Muslim, cloud computing and real estate investment consultant); and Peter Spitaler (Christian, professor and chair in the Department of Religious Studies at Villanova University).

Students from the DI's current Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Religious Pluralism in the United States - from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey - also participated in the discussion.