William Gilroy and Josh Weinhold | May 29, 2015
For Ebrahim Moosa, the chance to develop an elite Islamic studies program at a Catholic university is full of opportunity.
“Catholics and Muslims can potentially embark on a series of meaningful conversations on common concerns,” he said. “There are challenges both Catholics and Muslims face on gender issues, science, evolution, and values. How do strong religious values survive in the midst of formidable social and political challenges?
“For many reasons, I feel that I’ve come to Notre Dame at the right time in my career.”
Moosa, a professor of Islamic studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and in the Department of History, is drawing on his personal and research experiences to develop the program’s “competitive edge.”