'Abrahamic Gaps: Christians and Muslims, Christians and Jews Seeking Dialogue in One American City'

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10:00 am
Professor Michael Cowan
Open to all

Michael Cowan, a psychologist and theologian, is Professor in the Institute for

Ministry, Loyola University, New Orleans, a Senior Fellow in the Centre for the

Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College, University of

Oxford and Visiting Research Fellow in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity

College Dublin. He practiced as an individual and family psychotherapist from

1975 to 1990. He has been a leader of interfaith and interracial community

organizing in New Orleans since 1992 and played a significant role in the

rebuilding of the social structure of the city after Hurricane Katrina.

He has also been a regular visitor to Northern Ireland since 1981. He teaches in

the areas of practical theology, the bible, counselling, and pastoral counselling.

His published work focuses on face-face interaction, small Christian communities,

community organizing, racism and sectarianism, psychotherapy, pastoral

counselling, cultural analysis, and systematic theology.

Professor Cowan will outline the gap between aspiration and accomplishment in

two versions of interfaith dialogue today in New Orleans, by identifying four

impediments to these efforts and a way of overcoming each.