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Below is a listing of news items and announcements related to the Jay Phillips Center from the current academic year.  To see earlier events, please explore the archives:

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Irfan A. Omar, associate professor of theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, will present “The Oneness of God and the Diversity of Religions: A Muslim Perspective” on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Minnesota, 1401 Gardena Ave. NE, in Fridley. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas.

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Join us for a fall open house at the Centers for Interreligious Understanding to celebrate and learn about the religions and cultures of South Asia.
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The Jay Phillips Center expresses condolences to the family and friends of Morton Bernard Phillips (1918-2017) who died peacefully in his sleep on August 22.  Mort Phillips was the son of Jay and Rose Phillips and the husband of Abigail Van Buren (“Dear Abby”). Everyone connected with the Jay Phillips Center is deeply grateful to all members of the Phillips family who have so generously supported the center, especially Jay and Rose, Eddie (son of Mort), and Dean (grandson of Mort). Click "READ MORE" below to read the obituary published in the Star Tribune.

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In July of this year, at the suggestion of Dr. John Merkle and upon the recommendation of UST president Dr. Julie Sullivan and Saint John's University(SJU) president Dr. Michael Hemesath, the Jay Phillips Center, which was a joint enterprise of UST and SJU through June of this year, was formally divided into two partner centers, one at each university.
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