Upcoming Events from the Center for Interreligious Engagement

Think about attending these exciting upcoming events! For full information, visit the Center for Interreligious Engagement website.



Wed. February 15th


DePaul Art Museum
Lincoln Park Campus
935 W. Fullerton (next to the Red Line)


Three panelists explore the creatively difficult visual interactions among indigenous peoples and their colonizers.  Drawing on oral history and family photographs, Laura Kina’s SUGAR paintings recall obake ghost stories and feature Okinawan sugar cane plantation field laborers in Hawai??i.  Joseph Kinsella considers the often conscious indiginization of Christianity by Zimbabwean painters and sculptors; and using a stark contrast between pre-Conquest Aztec and post-Conquest Spanish images of the Feathered Serpent, Kay Read exposes the long-lasting, but influential colonialist legacy left us by the early clerics.
-Laura Kina, DePaul University, Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design
-Joseph Kinsella, DePaul University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
-Kay Read (moderator), DePaul University, Professor of Religious Studies 

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.




Tues. February 21st 


DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus
Student Center Room 314 A&B
2250 N. Sheffield


After 20 years of failed peace processes, is there any hope that a peace agreement can be reached, considering that Israelis and Palestinians are once again barely talking to each other?  

Dr. Gershon Baskin is an Israeli journalist, peace activist, founder and now Chairman of the joint Israeli-Palestinian think-tank, IPCRI–Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information. He has been involved in back channel negotiations between the Government of Israel and Hamas, most recently on behalf of the release of the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilead Schalit, who was held in captivity in the Gaza Strip for over five years. 

Speaker: Gershon Baskin

Respondent: Khalil Marrar

Moderator: Frida Kerner Furman

This event is co-sponsored by Political Science, International Studies and Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies



Wed. February 29th 


DePaul Art Museum
Lincoln Park Campus
935 W. Fullerton (next to the Red Line)

Winner of multiple prizes at top international film festivals, “Budrus” tells the story of a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites members of all factions along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to oppose the building of the Israeli security wall through their village. Success looks improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.

A discussion follows the screening with film producers and DePaul faculty members Scott Hibbard (PSC) and Frida Kerner Furman (REL).

Co-sponsored by the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program, Dept. of Political Science and the Dept. of International Studies