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Theology Professor Honored at Muslim Interfaith Celebration

Associate Theology Professor Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu is one of four individuals recently honored at the annual Humanity Day Interfaith Banquet.  

Hosted at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on July 13, Humanity Day recognizes members of the community for their work in strengthening the bonds of humanity among people of all faiths.  

Iwuchukwu, who also serves as director of Duquesne University's Christian-Muslim Dialogue Consortium, was honored for his work in developing respect and mutual understanding of different faiths and cultural traditions.  

At Duquesne, Iwuchukwu specializes in interreligious dialogue, religious pluralism, and media and religion. He is the international outreach editor of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue and teaches courses including Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Global and Cultural Perspectives; and Jews, Christians and Muslims in Dialogue.  

A resident of Plum Borough, Iwuchukwu has a Ph.D. in systematic theology and a master's in journalism from Marquette University, and a bachelor's degree in sacred theology from Rome's Urbanian University.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.