IAPCHE Internationalizing Christian Higher Education Conference, Grand Rapids - June, 2017
At the invitation of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE), The IDEA Fund is sponsoring a panel on new directions in Christian-Muslim relations, based on the work being developed by the IDEA Fund. The conference theme, “Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn.” will give an opportunity for four participants from our IDEA Generator’s Conference, along with Professor John Barton of Pepperdine, to share some of the principles, processes and practices we've learned and seek to exemplify in our work to build trust and communities of practice diverse cultural and religious communities that benefit all of society.
IDEA Generators Conference, Chicago - May, 2016
The IDEA Fund co-sponsored its first IDEA Generators Conference (IGC), which focused on care for the environment, in Chicago, May 27-30, 2016. This IGC built on the best of what happens in scholarly exchange programs, interfaith conversations, interdisciplinary scholarship and professional networking associations to develop workable solutions to real problems that touch the lives of Muslim and Christian faith communities, and society at large. Over the course of these 3+ days, talented individuals committed to generating positive social change gathered in teams to design projects related to a specific theme. This inaugural IGC solicited projects that are a) are based at university campuses, b) are focused on care for the environment, and c) bring Muslim and Christian faith communities together.
To read the IGC press release, please click here: IGC Press Release