Jewish/Muslim Studies Initiative

Founded in 2005, and run jointly by professors of Jewish and Islamic Studies at UIC, the Jewish-Muslim Initiative is intended to increase understanding between Jews and Muslims by way of public lectures and events, classes on Judaism and Islam, and support for co-operative groups and projects initiated by Jewish and Muslim students.

As the major public university in one of America’s most ethnically diverse cities, home to a large Muslim and large Jewish community, UIC is ideally positioned to carry out such an Initiative.

Programs run by the Initiative include: