28 2020

Beyond Dialogue: The Power of Interfaith Collaboration

7:00PM - 8:30PM  


“Beyond Dialogue: The Power of Interfaith Collaboration”

virtual event featuring

James P. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Wednesday | Oct. 28, 2020 | 7 p.m.


James P. Buchanan, Ph.D., director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University (since 2003), studied comparative religions and ethics at Yale University and the University of Chicago. He also studied and taught in Paris, Moscow, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Buchanan formerly held the Besl Family Chair and professorship in ethics/religion and society at Xavier University and the Carolyn Werner Gannett Chair in humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has lectured worldwide and is published widely on a range of global ethical issues.



Aaron Bludworth, CEO of Cincinnati based marketing services company Fern, is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held various local leadership roles in his stake (diocese) and ward (congregation) where he currently serves as the Elders Quorum President (a priesthood and service organization within the local church). He has been active in numerous political efforts, having worked on presidential, senatorial, and congressional campaigns as well as numerous local races.

Gary Phillip Zola, Ph.D., is executive director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. Zola serves as editor of The Marcus Center’s award-winning biannual publication, The American Jewish Archives Journal. President Barack Obama appointed Zola on three separate occasions (2011, 2014, and 2017) to serve as a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, an independent agency of the federal government.