The Theology department continues the dream and work of Dr. Terence Nichols and his focus on Muslim-Christian dialogue by establishing the Encountering Islam Initiative. With the Terence Nichols Memorial Symposium, the department invites a scholar of Islam to be in residence at St. Thomas to give a public lecture, engage with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students at a public dinner, and give a workshop on some aspect of Islam for the theology faculty.

All events are free and open to the public. To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315. For questions please contact the Theology Department at or 651-962-5300.


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Monday, February 27th
7:00 PM

Beyond Divine Command: The Challenge of Hospitality

Mona Siddiqui

McNeely Hall 100

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 8th
7:00 PM

Islam, Blackness, and Racial Justice

Rudolph Ware Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

OWS Auditorium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus (click here for map)

7:00 PM

Rudolph Ware, Ph.D

Tuesday, March 16th
12:00 PM

Islam, Christianity, and the Environmental Crisis

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University

Online Webinar

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Tuesday, February 18th
7:00 PM

What Muslims Can Teach Catholics about Christianity

Rita George-Tvrtković Ph.D., Benedictine University

McNeely Hall (MCH), room 100
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN

7:00 PM

Rita George-Tvrtković, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 23rd
7:30 PM

Was Jesus a Model for Muhammad?

Younus Mirza, Georgetown University

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus

7:30 PM

Younus Y. Mirza, Ph.D.