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Foundation Footnotes: Celebrating 20 Years of our Affiliation with Oxford

(left to right) The Rev'd Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick and Dr. Angus Hawkins of Oxford, instrumental figures in the formation of a GTF-OUDCE relationship in the 1990's

(left to right) The Revd Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick and Dr. Angus Hawkins of Oxford, instrumental figures in the formation of a GTF-OUDCE relationship in the 1990’s

In 2014, we celebrate our 20th year of having a formal relationship… Continue reading

GTF Faculty Profile: Spirituality and psychotherapy professor, Dr. Ekman Tam

TamDR. EKMAN P. C. TAM
Professor of Spirituality and Psychotherapy

Doctor of Psychology (Graduate Theological Foundation)
Doctor of Philosophy (St. Paul University, Ottawa)
Master of Arts (St. Paul University, Ottawa)
Master of Arts (University of Ottawa)
Bachelor of Theology (Evangel… Continue reading

New Affiliation between GTF and AICC of Staten Island

Paperwork formalizing an institutional affiliation between the GTF and the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center (AICC) is signed by Dr. Kendra Clayton, GTF President, Dr. Omar Shahin, Director of Islamic Studies at the GTF and Imam Zurkani Vardar, Director of the AICC and principal of the Miraj School.

Paperwork formalizing an institutional affiliation between the GTF and the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center (AICC) is signed by Dr. Kendra Clayton, GTF President, Dr. Omar Shahin, Director of Islamic Studies at the GTF and Imam Zurkani Vardar, Director of the… Continue reading

Historic Meeting Between Graduate Theological Foundation and Al-Azhar University

On February 5, representatives of the Graduate Theological Foundation held a meeting with the President of Al-Azhar University, and two university officials to explore an affiliation between our institutions.  This meeting marked the first time that Al-Azhar has explored an affiliation with an American educational institution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting with President Osama Mohamed Elabd and his two colleagues were GTF President, Dr. Kendra Clayton, and GTF professor, Dr. John H. Morgan. As Al-Azhar University is the most ancient and respected seat of Islamic learning in the world, the GTF is proud to have been a part of this historic meeting.  Based in Cairo, Egypt, and with over 600,000 students, Al-Azhar holds a central place in the Islamic world, equivalent to that of Oxford University for Protestants or Rome for Catholics.  Throughout the Muslim world, it is seen as a respected and recognized center for promoting centrist Islamic thought that eschews extremism.  President Elabd refers to this as “the Middle Path.” Continue reading