IUR joins Luce-Hartford Conference about ‘The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the U.S.’ in Hartford, Connecticut [USA]
The 2017 Luce-Hartford conference, the first of four annual conferences at Hartford Seminary funded by the Henry Luce Foudantion was attended by about 70 participants between May 22 – 24 for lectures, panels and roundtable discussions. The lectures were timely about the refugee crisis in Europe and the U.S. Reverend Dr. David D. Grafton, Professor of Islamic and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary conducted the conference.
On behalf of the IUR it was the member of the Executive Board, mr. Ertugrul Gökcekuyu who joined the panel on ‘The Impact of the Crisis on Muslim and Interfaith Relations’. Participating in that panel were also Khalil Abdullah, Co-Director of the Faith Institute for the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam and Major Gifts Officer at Hartford Seminary; Tahriah Amatul-Wadud, Esq., a civil rights and domestic relations lawyer; Maryam Bittar, a J.D. student at UConn School of Law and Imam Refai Arefin of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford.
The Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam (IUR) is currently a partner institution of the ‘Hartford Seminary’ within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Mobility Programme.