Past Summer Schools

Following is the list of seminars, the themes covered and the faculty.

2016 – “Religious Leadership: Ideals and Challenges”

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (The Elijah Interfaith Institute), Members of the Benedictine Community (Dormition Abbey), Vanessa Rebecca Sasson, Rabbi Michael Melchior, Qadi Muhammad Abu Obied, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Rabbi Gideon Sylvester, Dr. Amanda J. Lucia, Dr Anantanand Rambachan, Bishop William Shomali, Rabbi Menachem HaCohen, Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein, Dr Alick Isaacs, Dr Yehuda Stolov (IEA), Fr. Russ McDougall, Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Peta Jones Pellach (The Elijah Interfaith Institute).

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2015 – “Religious Genius”

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (The Elijah Interfaith Institute), Dr Timothy Gianotti (Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation), Dr Douglas Christie (Loyola Marymount University), Prof. Vanessa Sasson (Marianopolis College), Dr Ivan Vuksanovic (Graduate Theological Union), Prof Yehuda Gellman (Ben Gurion University), Dr Itzchak Marmorstein (Rav Kook House), Peta Jones Pellach (The Elijah Interfaith Institute).

2014 – “The Power of Prayer”

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (The Elijah Interfaith Institute), Abbot Gregory (Dormition Abbey), Dr Paul Fenton (Sorbonne), Dr Haviva Pedaya (Ben Gurion University), Dr Aart Brons (Center for Israel Studies, Ede, Netherlands), Sheikh Ghassan Manasra (Islamic Cultural Centre, Nazareth), Dr Muhammed Dajani Daoudi (Awatia), Dr Yehuda Stolov (IEA), Dr Maureena Fritz (Bat Kol Institute), Rabbi Dr Daniel Goldfarb (Conservative Yeshiva), Peta Jones Pellach (The Elijah Interfaith Institute)

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2010 – “All-India Interreligious Training Seminar”

Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (The Elijah Interfaith Institute), Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh (Nishkam Centre, Birmingham, UK), Shrivatsa Goswami (Sri Chaitanya Prema Samsthan, Vrindavan), Fr John Chathanatt SJ. (Vidyajyoti College of Theology), Venerable Bikkhu Sanghasena (Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre), Dr Timothy Gianotti (Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation), Dr Balwant Dhillon (Guru Nanak University), Peta Jones Pellach (The Elijah Interfaith Institute)

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2004 – “Holiness in World Religions: The Idea and the Crisis

Prof. Brenda Brasher (University of Aberdeen), Prof. Vincent Cornell (King Fahd Center, University of Arkansas), Prof. David Chappell (Soka University), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (The Elijah Interfaith Institute). Dr. Maria Reis Habito (The Museum of World Religions, Taiwan), Prof. Barry Levy (McGill University), Prof. Deepak Sarma (Case Western Reserve University), Michael Weil (The Jewish Peoples Policy Planning Institute).

2004 – “Sexuality, Textuality, and Spirituality

Ms. Lara Braitstein (McGill University), Prof. Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University), Prof. Barry Levy (McGill University), Dr. Jonathan Levy, Prof. Torrance Kirby (McGill University), Dr. Bilal Kuspinar (McGill and Concordia University), Prof. Vanessa Sasson (Marianopolis College and McGill University), Mr. Manjit Singh (McGill University), Prof. Victor Sogen Hori (McGill University), Prof. Devash Soneji (McGill University).

2003 – “Authority in World Religions”

Prof. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. Ananda Guruge (Hsi Lai University), Prof. Marcia Hermansen (Loyola University), Prof. William Thompson-Uberuaga (Duquesne University)

2003 – “Death and Dying”

Thubten Jinpa (McGill University), Barry Levy (McGill University), Tanisha Ramachadran (Concordia University), Bilal Kuspinar (Concordia University), Deborah Arnold (social worker specializing in death and dying)

2002 – “Sacred Space without Holy Land: Diaspora in World Religion”

Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor (Brandeis University), Prof. Abraham Terian (St. Nersess Seminary, New Rochelle), Prof. Bilal Kuspinar (McGill University), Mr. Devesh Soneji (McGill University), Prof. John Pettit (Vassar College), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. B. Barry Levy (McGill University)

2002 – “Sacred Space in World Religions”

Prof. M. Darrol Bryant (University of Waterloo), Prof. Vincent Cornell (University of Arkansas), Prof. Mahinda Deegalle (Bath Spa University College), Prof. Gerald R McDermott (Roanoke College), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. B. Barry Levy (McGill University)

2001 – “Holy Lives: Saints in World Religions”

Prof. Steven Goodman (Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco), Prof. Sidney Griffith (Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.), Prof. Satti Khanna (Duke University), Prof. Abdul Aziz Satchedina (University of Virginia), Prof. Katherine Young (McGill University), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. B. Barry Levy (McGill University)

2000 – “Conversion and Religious Identity”

Fr. Prof. Franz Jozef van Beeck S.J. (Loyola University, Chicago), Prof. Harvey Cox (Harvard University), Prof. Richard Hayes (McGill University), Dr. Akbar Hyder (University of Texas), Prof. Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. B. Barry Levy (McGill University)

1999 – “Mystical Prayer”

Fr. Prof. Harvey Egan S.J (Boston College), Ms Neelima Shukla-Bhatt (Harvard University), Prof. Jamal Elias (Amherst College), Rabbi Dr.Meir Sendor (Brandeis University), Prof. Evgeny Torchinov (St. Petersburg University), Prof. Graham Harvey (King Alfred’s College), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School), Prof. B. Barry Levy (McGill University)

1998 – “The Representation of God in Image, Icon, Word and Thought”

Prof. Ewert Cousins (Fordham University), Prof. Jan Assman (University of Heidelberg), Prof. Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida), Prof. Mustafa Abu-Sway (Al Quds University), Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah School)

1997 – “The Place Of Law In World Religions”

Prof. T. S. Rukmani (Concordia University, Montreal); Prof. Elliot Wolfson (New York University); Prof. Bengt Holmberg (Lund University); Venerable Metanando Bhikkhu (Buddhist scholar and monk); Msgr. Richard Mathes (Angelicum, Rome); Prof. Sahin Filiz (University of Konya, Turkey) and Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Tel-Aviv University)