O humankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may come to know each other.— Qur’an, Surat al-Hujurat (49):13
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.— New Testament, Philippians 2:3-4
Rabbi Elazar said about forgiveness: “A person
should always be humble
and soft as a reed, and should not be arrogant and hard
as a cedar.
And therefore, the reed merited that a pen be taken from
it with which to write the Torah.”
— Babylonian Talmud, Taanit 20a-b
The Reconciliation Program’s residential fellowships will bring together religious, political, academic and business leaders from the worldwide Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities on sabbatical from their usual jobs, to spend time in a residential community together at Yale.
These fellows — including both senior, world-level leaders and younger, developing leaders from around the world — will have freedom while at Yale to pursue their own research interests and will also participate in a Sacred Text Seminar, reading and discussing the Qur’an and the Bible together. They will share some of their meals together, developing lasting relationships that continue beyond their time at Yale.
The necessary funding for the residential fellows program has not yet been raised, so no start date has been set. However, if you would like to receive an announcement when the program is set to begin, please let us know.