Jonathan Crane Invited to Speak at the 9th Annual Doha Intl Center for Interfaith Dialogue Conf

Oct. 24,  2011

Jonathan K. Crane, the Raymond F. Schinazi Junior Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought and faculty of the Emory University Center for Ethics has been invited to speak at the ninth conference of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID). The conference will take place October 24-26, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.  At the organizer’s request, Dr. Crane will present a paper on the bioethical implications of the two dramatically different creation stories in Genesis 1 & 2.  His presentation will be part of a panel on the intersection of Religion and Science, which itself will be a bridge panel between two conferences: the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) and the DICID.  Together, these conferences are gathering together scholars, leading intellectuals, clergy and some politicians from around the Islamic world.
Dr. Crane is one of a few participants invited from the United States and he is the only one from Emory University. 

Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue was established as a result of a recommendation of the Fifth Doha Interfaith Conference on May 2007 in Doha. The center was opened officially in May 2008. The main role of the center will primarily be to spread the culture of dialogue, the peaceful coexistence of humanity and the acceptance of others.
An international leader in the exploration of ethics, Emory University Center for Ethics is dedicated to exploring how ethical issues underlie the decisions that shape our minds, lives, and society. The Center for Ethics pioneers innovative ethics curricula and educational experiences, and touches the lives of undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students in every school in the university. The Center is also strongly committed to servant leadership and community outreach, and hosts public programs, partners with community arts and service organizations, and consults with private industry, with the goal of elevating moral discourse and promoting ethical engagement