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Interfaith Dialogue Among North Texas Faith Leaders Now Available
Religious Freedom, Here and Abroad, First Topic of New Veritas Series Featuring UD President Jonathan J. Sanford

Irving, TX (October 12, 2021) – An interfaith dialogue on religious freedom moderated by University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D., and featuring Archbishop Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, is now available online at udallas.edu/VeritasDialogues.

Additional guests on the interfaith panel include Imam Azhar Subedar of the Islamic Association of Collin County; David Trimble, vice president for public policy and director of the Center for Religious Freedom Education at the Religious Freedom Institute; and Joshua Parens, Ph.D., dean of the University of Dallas’ Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

This is the first in a new series of recorded conversations, called “Veritas: Renewing Culture Through Pursuing Truth,” produced by the University of Dallas featuring Sanford as he engages with national and community leaders on a variety of timely issues.

“The pursuit of truth is ingrained in UD’s educational mission, and one especially in need of renewal in today’s culture,” said Clare Venegas, vice president of marketing and communications for the university. “These dialogues, a natural extension of President Sanford’s monthly Veritas newsletter, are designed to encourage others to think deeply about fundamental truths and the civil exchange of competing ideas, just as our students do in the classroom.”

The interfaith dialogue, recorded in May when Warda delivered the keynote address at the University of Dallas’ commencement ceremony, was co-sponsored by Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.

The next Veritas Dialogues will feature Roger Severino, former director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under former President Donald Trump, and will be released in early November.

 

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