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Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding

In the first century, Judaism and Christianity split into separate and often antagonistic communities. This produced misunderstandings that have lasted for centuries. In the past 65 years, however, a new age of dialogue has dawned, and much research has been done to overcome these misunderstandings.

Muhlenberg College has established the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding as an expression of its commitment to interfaith relations. The IJCU uses the resources of the academic community to foster such research and dialogue and to build bridges of understanding between the faith traditions.

First Friday
2017 Fall:  January 5, 2018 12:00-1:00 p.m. @ Seegers Union, Rooms 111-112
See First Friday Listing 2017 First Friday Flyer

2018 Minicourse
Understanding Otherness Within Religious Communities, Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm,
January 25 - February 15, 2018. Seegers Union, GQ Annex. Click IJCU 2018 Minicourse for registration form.

See a full list of our Programs here



2016 Fall Newsletter
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2013 Bronfman Family Foundation Lecture by Peter A. Pettit "From Crisis to Covenant: Rethinking a Narrative for Israel" (Pettit follows Yossi Klein Halevi at approx. 00:32 in the video)

The IJCU's program inclement weather cancellation policy:  For cancellation information pertaining to the weather, we follow the Allentown School District policy. School closings can also be heard on various local radio stations such as FM 104.1, 100.7, or WFMZ TV Channel 69 or on their website.

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