Ines Angeli Murzaku, professor of religion and director of the Catholic Studies program at Seton Hall University, has been selected for a fourth Fulbright award. She will explore the role of religions, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in peacebuilding at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia.
Murzaku has previously completed Fulbright research twice in Italy and once in Slovenia.
Murzaku’s project at the School of Theology will focus on ecumenism (Orthodox and Catholic) and interreligious dialogue (Christian and Muslim).
“Professor Murzaku’s Fulbright Award provides a wonderful example of how our stellar faculty foster international collaboration and interdisciplinary research, facilitate the sharing of experience and expertise in the field of higher education, and contribute to the development of Catholic higher education and interreligious dialogue,” said Katia Passerini, provost and executive vice president of Seton Hall University.
“I am very happy to welcome Prof. Ines Murzaku to the St. Clement of Ohrid Faculty of Theology in Skopje. Our collaboration will be beneficial to both our institutions, and I hope this Fulbright will build more bridges of cooperation for future common-interest programs. Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue are much needed in our day and age, and this begins with an ecumenical education, knowing the commonalities of our religious traditions and building on them—and this is exactly what we will do. With Prof. Murzaku, we will explore how differing aspects in our traditions (Orthodox and Catholic) can become opportunities to express the same apostolic faith,” Professor Gjoko Gjorgievski, Dean of the School of Theology at St. Clement of Ohrid said.
As a Fulbright senior specialist, Murzaku will offer specialized seminars and work closely with the Orthodox faculty in three main areas.