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Seeking Convivencia

February 23, 2022 @ 6:30 PM CT - February 23, 2022 @ 8:00 PM CT


Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D.

Muslim Scholar on the academic and program staff of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) in Baltimore, MD. She is also currently an affiliated faculty member at Virginia Theological Seminary. Previously Sayilgan has taught at the Catholic University of America and Georgetown University where she served too as a residential chaplain for students from all backgrounds. Her scholarship and commitments are informed by her personal experience with religious diversity and Muslim immigration. Her current research focuses on the intersection of religion and immigration, particularly in relation to Muslims living in the West. Among the volumes she has co-edited is Faithful Neighbors: Christian-Muslim Vision and Practice (Morehouse Publishing, 2016).



Marta Felicitas Galedary

Founder of La Asociación Latino Musulmana de América (LALMA) in Los Angeles, California. For over 20 years, LALMA has provided spiritual support, services, and Spanish language resources for Latino Muslims and advocated for social justice according to Islamic values. Galedary has been instrumental in promoting interreligious relationships through her efforts with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, and LA Voice among others. In 2003, she was the U.S. representative at the first Latin American Muslim Conference in Spain, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Galedary, a registered nurse, is a khateeba, a prayer leader, at the Women’s Mosque of America – the first women-led Muslim house of worship in the United States.

Seeking Convivencia is an online two-part series on Zoom sponsored by the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program and the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago.


Join us for part two of the series, an engaging conversation between Dr. Zeyneb Sayilgan and Marta Felicitas Galedary on interreligious dialogue as cultivated through shared exchanges in daily life, cooperative actions for justice, and grassroots contexts that nurture mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and Christians.


Interreligious Dialogue as Lived Practice 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

6:30pm – 8:00pm Central Time 


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This event is virtual please register below for the Zoom link.

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