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Ansari family’s $15 million gift to Notre Dame aims to unite global religions

Ansari family’s $15 million gift to Notre Dame aims to unite global religions

Rafat and Zoreen Ansari and their family have made a $15 million gift to the University of Notre Dame for the creation of an institute dedicated to the study of religion around the world.

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Thomas Tweed named founding director of Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Thomas Tweed named founding director of Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Thomas Tweed, a historian committed to improving public understanding of religions, has been appointed founding director of the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, effective July 1.

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Ansari Institute launches with prayer, celebration, conversation

Ansari Institute launches with prayer, celebration, conversation

Two days of events honored the new institute at the Keough School of Global Affairs.

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About the Ansari Institute

About the Ansari Institute

The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion is dedicated to the study of religion around the world and serves as a center of public deliberation and education through research, teaching, outreach, and interaction with religious communities and the public worldwide.

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