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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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Kathleen Sprows Cummings releases

Kathleen Sprows Cummings releases "A Saint of Our Own: How a Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American"

Cummings, an Ansari Institute fellow, delivers the first study of multiple causes for canonization within a United States context. Her project helps “bring into focus U.S. Catholics’ understanding of themselves both as members of the Church and as citizens of the nation, and to understand how those identities converged, diverged and changed over time.”

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Mahan Mirza named executive director for Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Mahan Mirza named executive director for Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

With extensive academic and administrative experience, Mirza most recently served as lead faculty for the Notre Dame Madrasa Discourses project.

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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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