This dialogical lecture series, which was held from October 2016 to July 2017 within the framework of our Jewish-Islamic Forum, picked up on ethically sensitive issues from different areas of life.
We considered social ethics and its concept of fair social order, the business ethics of capitalism, bioethical challenges at the boundaries of life, military ethics, sexual ethics, and environmental ethics.
These issues were illuminated from Jewish and Islamic perspectives – two researchers were invited to each lecture to present their respective positions and enter into dialog.
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Dialogical Lecture Series "Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam"
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Lecture Series: Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings) (6)
Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings)
The lecture series explored contentious ethical issues from diverse aspects of life and shed light on them from Jewish and Islamic perspectives. Two guest scholars gave each lecture, presented their tradition’s position, and engaged in a mutual dialogue.
Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?
13 July 2017
Discussion: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, and Nawal Ammar, Dean of the Humanities & Social Sciences College at Rowan University in New Jersey
Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God
16 May 2017
Discussion: David Biale, author of Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America and Kecia Ali, author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Quran, Hadith, and Jurisprudence.
Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?
6 April 2017
Discussion: Michael Broyde, Professor and Head of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and Asma Afsaruddin, Professor at Indiana University.
The Boundaries of Life - Bioethical Challenges
23 February 2017
Discussion: Laurie Zoloth professor of religion at Weinberg College, Northwestern University, and Ilhan Ilkilic, director of the Institute for Health Sciences and the Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics at the University of Istanbul.
Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?
8 December 2016
Discussion: Nathan Lee Kaplan, author of a book on Talmudic business ethics, and Idris Nassery, research associate at the Institute of Islamic Theology, University of Paderborn
Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order
26 October 2016
Discussion: Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic Studies, Huron College of Western University in Canada, and Micha Brumlik, senior advisor at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies
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