Symbols of Islam and Judaism superimposed on JerusalemA one-day online course offered by Assumption University through its Learn for Life program will explore Jewish-Muslim relations.

Class to explore historical Jewish-Muslim relationship

Assumption University’s Learn for Life program, which offers general interest educational opportunities, will present the one-day online course “Jerusalem and Mecca: Jewish-Muslim Relations” on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Led by John Cappucci (BA 2006), principal of Assumption University and its Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict, the course will explore the historical relationship between Jews and Muslims from the seventh century to the present.

Material will identify similarities and differences between Judaism and Islam, discussing theology, figures, sacred texts, practices, holy days, gender dynamics, dietary laws, and relations with other religions.

Registration is due by Sept. 10. Find details on the Learn for Life website.