March 31: Islamic Teachings on Jesus: Prophet, Messiah, and Son of Mary Collegeville Connections with Imam Tamim Saidi and Dr. Marty StortzMarch 1, 2021 By Event Details Date: Wednesday, Mar 31st, 2021, 12:00 pm Categories: Collegeville Connections Tags: Collegeville Connections, Islam, Jesus Imam Tamim Saidi explores the similarities and differences between Christian and Muslim teachings on Jesus. Drawing from both New Testament and Quranic materials, Imam Saidi demonstrates the power of Jesus’ life and teachings in these two religions of the book. What began as a series of Facebook posts during the season of Advent circles back to Jesus against the horizon of Holy Week. This presentation will be moderated by Dr. Martha E. Stortz. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12 – 1 PM, CDT Did you miss this event? Watch a recording below or on Facebook: Resources mentioned: For speakers, videos, and other resources on Islam, please contact the Islamic Resource Group Lecture by Dr Ali Ataie titled The Crucifixion and the Qur’an at Zaytuna College The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary Imam Tamim Saidi was born in Afghanistan. As a teenager, he was forced to leave his family behind and flee to Pakistan as a refugee. He came to the US in 1990 and has considered MN home ever since. Dr. Saidi received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from U of MN and currently works as a Consultant Pharmacist. In addition to his earlier education, he is presently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree in Islamic Studies and Leadership from Bayan/Chicago Theological Seminary. He has spoken and presented to thousands of Minnesotans about Islam, as well as Muslims’ culture and way of life. He has been serving as a volunteer imam, delivering weekly Friday sermons at multiple local mosques in the Twin Cities. In 2018, he was selected as one of 24 Bush Fellows: exceptional leaders who have made the most of the opportunities in their lives. From 2017-2019, Tamim was a fellow in the Collegeville Institute’s Multi-Religious Fellowship Program which was comprised of 11 fellows from the Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Dr. Martha (Marty) Stortz is the moderator for this presentation and is an author, speaker, and consultant. Before she retired in May 2020, Dr. Stortz was the Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg University, a position she held for ten years. Before that she was professor of historical theology and ethics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She studied at Carleton College where she received her Bachelor of Arts, and at the University of Chicago Divinity School where she completed her Masters and Doctoral programs. Dr. Stortz first met Imam Saidi in the first cohort of the Collegeville Institute’s Multi-Religious Fellows Program, a group she led with Rabbi Barry Cytron.