"We enjoyed an engaging year at the Center for Faith and Inquiry, and for it we are tremendously grateful to our friends and supporters... Our next academic year at the CFI begins this coming September 21 with a conference, “Islam in the Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching about Islam in a Post-9/11 World,” which will feature a keynote address by Amir Hussain, editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. We also have a rich line-up of speakers in our Faith Seeking Understanding lecture series, including Stanley Hauerwas (Duke Divinity School), Ken Elzinga (UVA), and William Hurlbut (Stanford), among others."
"We enjoyed an eventful, exciting academic year. It was a year to think about the Protestant Reformation. In November, we hosted a major conference in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The papers from it will soon be ready for publication. The conversation continued in the annual debate of the Jerusalem and Athens Forum (JAF) honors program, which explored many aspects of sixteenth-century church divisions. The Center also launched three named lectures."
"This past year has been a rich and memorable one in the life of the Center, starting with the name itself. We now are called the Center for Faith and Inquiry and our new e-mail address is cfigordon.edu. The changed name refects a broader re-envisioning of the Center: a new logo and website, restructured programs, a promotional video and the first annual dinner with our topnotch Advisory Council and faculty Steering Board. I am thankful to our staff members Ryan Groff and Debbie Drost for their hard work this past year."