Sheikh Faiyaz Jaffer joins social workers to examine the challenges faced by interfaith families

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Sheikh Faiyaz Jaffer, MA

What kinds of support do Interfaith families receive – and what kinds of resistance do they face – from their faith communities? This is one question to be addressed in during our May 10 Social Work and Religious Diversity conference, when panelists discuss “Interfaith Families:  Religious Diversity at Home.”

On the panel will be Sheikh Faiyaz Jaffer, MA, is an Assistant Research Scholar at the Islamic Center at New York University, and Associate Chaplain in the University’s Office of Global Spiritual Life.  He attained an MA in Islamic Studies in the UK, following a BA in Political Science and Religious Studies from SUNY Stony Brook.  In pursuing his classical Islamic education, he also studied in the prominent Seminary of Karbala, Iraq.  His research has been published in a number of academic journals, and he currently continues his fieldwork as part of the Islamic Research Institute in New York.  As a faith leader and activist, Faiyaz has lectured at universities, seminars, and workshops across the United States, Canada, Europe, East Africa, and the Middle East.

Social Workers and mental healthcare professionals are encouraged to register for this one day conference.  Continuing Education Credits are available for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life

A continuing education conference for social workers and their colleagues, developed by the Interfaith Center of New York, in partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute.

May 10, 2017    •    475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

The Interfaith Center of New York SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers – provider #0163.  This conference offers 7 contact hours of continuing education for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs.

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