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Institute to Support Secondary School Religious Educators

Teaching the “Abrahamic Traditions:” Resources and Strategies for Helping Our Students Learn about Judaism, Christianity and Islam


Technology and the Teaching of Religion: A Critical Inquiry

June 23 and 24, 2016
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002

$60 early bird registration through April 30
$75 after April 30

To register, send a check for the registration amount (check made out to Notre Dame de Namur University) to:

Dr. Marianne Delaporte
Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

Thursday, June 23

9 a.m. – Welcome and Registration; Light Breakfast

9:30 a.m. –  Panel Presentations and Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Marianne Delaporte, Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies, NDNU
Panelists: Maha Elgenaidi, Aaron Tapper and Jim McGarry

Noon – Lunch

1 p.m. – Response and Discussion (led by selected high school teachers)

3:30 p.m. – Adjourn


Aaron Tapper

  • Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, University of San Francisco
  • Director, Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, USF

Jim McGarry

  • Director, The Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, NDNU
  • Founder of the Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools

Maha Elgenaidi

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Islamic Networks Group
  • Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum

Friday, June 24

9 a.m. – Welcome and Registration; Light Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Presentation and Discussion, Dr. Enrico Beltramini, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, NDNU

11 a.m. – Best Practices Roundtable led by Dr. Marianne Delaporte, Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies, NDNU

12:30 p.m. – Lunch and farewells


Enrico Beltramini

  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NDNU

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