C e n t e r  f o r  I n t e r f a i t h  E n c o u n t e r

Malcolm Nazareth, Ph.D.

EDUCATION

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D., 8/98
Concentration: Religion
DISSERTATION
Title: "Reverend Narayan Vaman Tilak: An Interreligious Exploration"
Principal Adviser: Dr. Leonard Swidler, editor-in-chief, Journal of Ecumenical Studies

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
M.A., 5/92
Concentration: Religion

Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (aka Pontifical Athenaeum), Pune, India
Master of Theology: 3/89
DISSERTATION
Title: "A Christian Questing for a Theology of Religions"
Principal Adviser: Dr. George Soares-Prabhu, S.J., New Testament Scholar

University of Poona, Pune, India
Master of Arts, 10/86
Concentration: Marathi Literature

Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India
Bachelor of Philosophy: 3/76

University of Poona, Pune, India
Bachelor of Arts, 4/74
Concentration: Sanskrit

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(A) TRAINING

6/04 Millers Resource Center, St. Cloud State University
Completed 3-day Desire To Learn Training Camp attending all sessions
10/04/03 MNSCU Conference, Central Lakes College, Duluth, MN
Attended 1-day CTL conference "Creating Significant Learning Experiences"
9/19/03 BoardSmart Conference, Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN
Attended "Leading for Success: Building Strategic Partnerships"
8/9 - 8/12/03 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Attended North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) Connect 2003 conference
8/7/03 MNSCU Conference, Duluth College, Duluth, MN
Attended 1-day CTL conference "Designing & Evaluating Writing Assignments"
9/02 Minnesota Literacy Council, St. Paul, MN
Completed 12 hours of training as a volunteer Basic Reading tutor
8/01 St. Cloud Area School District 742, St. Cloud, MN
Attended diverse training sessions while preparing to be an Americorps volunteer in Mentors on the Move Program
9/99 - 5/01 Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, MN
Completed 4 units of training in Clinical Pastoral Education

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(B) TEACHING

Currently St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Teaching Community and Democratic Citizenship (CMTY 195-5) and Social Justice and World Religions (REL 400-56)
1/04 to Present Center for Interfaith Encounter, St. Cloud, MN
Teaching Yoga-Meditation (Saturday morning 90-minute class)
7/04 - 8/04 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Co-taught Spirituality and Nursing Care (NURS 490)
1/04 - 5/04 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Taught Community and Democratic Citizenship (CMTY 195-5), Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHS 201-5), and Dialoguing with Jews in St. Cloud (REL 400-56)
9/03 - 12/03 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Teaching undergrad course "Worldviews in Philosophy" (Hons 251)
2/03-3/03 St. Cloud Diocese/St. John's Department of Theology, Mora, MN
Taught a 2-credit (8 x 180 mins.) course 8 consecutive Monday nights to 21 mature adult Catholics on "Introduction to World Religions" (CEMP 300: Topics in Pastoral Ministry, Spring 2003)
1/03 - 5/03 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Taught undergrad course "Introduction to Ethnic Studies" (ES 201)
9/01 - 5/03 First Presbyterian Church, St. Cloud, MN
Taught 90-minute yoga-meditation Saturday mornings in the Gym
9/02 - 12/02 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Taught undergrad course "Multicultural Philosophy" (Phil 111)
9/01 - 1/02 North Junior High, 742 School District, St. Cloud, MN
Mentored 4 middle school children-at-risk as an Americorps volunteer
1/98 - 5/98 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Taught "Introduction to World Religions" (Rel 53) to undergraduates
1/91 - 5/95 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Taught "Introduction to World Religions" (8 courses as Graduate Assistant), "What is Christianity?" (upper-level undergrad course), and "Religion in America"
5/89 - 10/89 Vidyankur (Jesuit Regional Theology Institute), Nashik, India
Taught "Theology and the Maharashtrian Context: The Region's Sacred Geography," "The Sacred Books of Hindus in Maharashtra," "Theologizing in India Today," and "Hindu Pilgrimage in Western India" (all undergrad courses in Marathi for Theology majors)
2/86 Vidyankur, Nashik, India
Guided 3-week study-tour/pilgrimage to key Hindu shrines in Maharashtra (on-site course in Marathi for Theology undergrads)
6/83 - 5/85 Maharashtra Prabodhan Seva Mandal (MPSM), Dindori, India
Offered voluntary Non-Formal Educational services for a year each in 2 villages; coordinated ongoing education sessions for MPSM staff and extension officers
2/83 - 3/83 St. Pius X College (Bombay Archdiocesan Seminary), Mumbai, India
Taught "Hindu Spirituality" (undergrad course for Philosophy majors)
11/76 - 4/77 Vinayalaya Bombay Province Jesuit Novitiate, Mumbai, India
Taught Marathi language, composition, declamation, and drama to young Jesuits at Marathi Language School

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(C) PRESENTATIONS

9/25/04 Holy Angels Auditorium, St. Cloud, MN
Helped coordinate UNIITE as One a 60-minute interfaith/intercultural UNIITE musical program during the One World Festival
9/04 - 10/04 Center for Interfaith Encounter/U.N.I.I.T.E./FC:BRH, St. Cloud, MN
Orchestrating/coordinating 6 dialogue sessions Social Justice and World Religions in the St. Cloud community as part of 4 years of 350 interfaith/intercultural activities of well over 40 different types
2/04 - 3/04 Center for Interfaith Encounter/U.N.I.I.T.E./FC:BRH, St. Cloud, MN
Orchestrated/coordinated 6 dialogue sessions in the St. Cloud community Jews-Dialogues-Beliefs as part of more than 4 years of more than 330 interfaith/intercultural activities of well over 40 different types
4/7/03 Human Rights Office, City Hall, St. Cloud, MN
Interviewed 30-mins. by Paula Van Avery and Mike Smith; tape aired daily for a month on Channel 19
4/17/03 N.O.V.A. Panel, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Participated in 2-hour presentation on Hate Crimes in the St. Cloud Area
3/03 - 4/03 Center for Interfaith Encounter/U.N.I.I.T.E./FC:BRH, St. Cloud, MN
Orchestrated/coordinated 6 dialogue sessions "Muslims - Dialogues Beliefs"
9/20/02 St. John's School of Theology Conference, Collegeville, MN
Presented workshop "Interfaith Matters in Nearby St. Cloud"
3/02 - 5/03 Center for Interfaith Encounter, St. Cloud, MN
Presented "Islam: Some FAQs" via powerpoint to16 diverse audiences (Foley, Rocori, Pierz-Onamia, and St. Cloud School District 742 staff, St. Cloud Hospital health care personnel, Catholic Charities staff, Newman Center parishioners (2ce), St. Francis Convent Little Falls community (2ce); Bethlehem Lutheran, Bethany Lutheran Church (Onamia, MN) and Spiritual Center for Positive Living (Cameron Park, CA)
4/23/02 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Keynote Speaker: "Recognizing and Respecting Diversity in the Classroom" during Professional Development Day for teacher candidates
4/25/01 Rasmussen College, St. Cloud , MN
Conducted workshop "Religion and Culture: Diversity in our World" during Fourth Annual Professional Development Seminar
11/2 - 11/4/01 Holiday Inn, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Delivered lecture: "Here & Now with Anthony de Mello" and two interfaith prayer sessions "Waking Up with A. de M." and "Rise & Shine with A. de M." during Call To Action National Conference
10/28/01 Christ Church Newman Center, St. Cloud, MN
Organized and participated in 3-member panel "Understanding Islam, Responding to Tragedy"
10/25/01 Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud, MN
Delivered televised powerpoint lecture "The ABC's of Islam" in context of 9/11
9/01 - 10/01 Community Ed, 742 School District, St. Cloud, MN
Taught 5 sessions "First Steps in Meditation"
4/01 "Common Ground," Veterans Administration Medic. Center, St. Cloud, MN
Performed 1-hour Yoga demo for health care professionals in Mental Health unit
4/8/99 Butler Hall, Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research, Collegeville, MN
Delivered public lecture: "An Early Twentieth-Century Hindu St. Paul?" as part of 9-month participation in Resident Scholars program
4/8/98 Global Dialogue Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Participated on 4-member panel "A Dialogue on Contemporary Hermeneutics with a Confucian Starting Point: A Chinese-American-Congolese-Indian Dialogue"
3/97 Maharashtra Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Presented "My Current Research: Narayan Vaman Tilak's Editorial Writings in Dnyanoday"
11/96 Seminarians from the Sub-Continent Annual Mtg, Schooley's Mountain, NJ
Presented "Dissertation Field Research: A Tale of Five Cities"
11/95 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
10/95 Center for South Asia 24th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI
Presented on each occasion "Mehta's Smrutichitre: Postcolonial Feminist Construct? Hindutvavadi Distortion?"
11/94 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Presented "Rev. N. V. Tilaka: An Inter-religious Exploration"
3/90 Poornodaya Training Centre, Bhopal, India
Presented "Religious Pluralism: Its Demands on us for More Dialogue Oriented Training of Personnel" at a Research Seminar on "Missionary Formation in North India: Vision and Programmes"

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(D) SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

4/04 - 5/04 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Assisted Dr. Marjorie Fish in her editing of Jewish Holy Days, a 50-min. video production of UNIITE s session on Jewish-Christian dialogue in St. Cloud
8/97 Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Made all arrangements at Temple for the sabbatical of my former colleague Dr. Lance Prabhu, S.J., Director, Department of Interreligious Studies, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India
7/97 Philadelphia, PA
Completed English subtitling of Vijaya Mehta's classic Marathi movie Smrutichitre
10/95 Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI
Organized a panel, "Reconsidering Christianity in India in the Twentieth Century" at 24th Annual Conference on South Asia
1994 Department of Religion Guest Lecture Forum, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Arranged lectures by Dr. Ranadhir Mitra (spring) and Dr. Philip C. Engblom (fall)
5/87 - 8/90 Vidyankur (Jesuit Regional Theology Institute), Nashik, India
Served as Prefect of Studies (Coordinator) of undergrad academic and pastoral program; organized annual schedule of the school; coordinated faculty meetings; served as librarian
7/75 - 6/76 Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (aka Pontifical Athenaeum), Pune, India
Served as elected representative of the 2nd Year B. Ph. Class and as secretary of Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth Students Council

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Publications:

CIE/UNIITE: Organizations for a New Millennium, St. Cloud Unabridged (March-April, 2004), 6-8.

St. Cloud Diversity Leader Says No Such Thing as Race , St. Cloud Unabridged (December 2003), 11.

"Sentar Phor Intarphet Enkauntar," (Marathi article) in Jesuit Parivar (Mumbai, India) Easter 2002, 41-47.

"Center for Interfaith Encounter Panel on Sexual Orientation and World Religions" in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, (Philadelphia, PA) 28:2-3 (Spring-Summer 2001), 363-64.

"Lead Group Needs More Members of all Faiths," in St. Cloud Times, 17 July 2001.

"Beyond the Pale of Colonial Discourse?: Maharashtra's Christian Poet and Reformer," Religion & Society (CISRS, Bangalore, India) 44:3 (September 1997), 34-73.

"A Poet for our State and Time," The Examiner: A Catholic Weekly Review (Mumbai, India) 149:4 (17 January 1998), 12-13.

"Mehta's Movie 'Smrticitrem': Postcolonial Feminist Construct? 'Hindutvavadi' Distortion?" Religion & Society 43:3 (September 1996), 70-113.

"A Tribute to Rev. N. V. Tilak after his Baptismal Centenary," Parts I & II, Vidyajyoti Journal of Thelogical Reflection (New Delhi, India) 60:6 (June 1996), 399-417, and 60:7 (July 1996), 443-454.

"Rev. Tilkance Bharatiya Khrista Sabhece Svapna," (Marathi article), Dnyanodaya (Ahmednagar, India) 154:12 (May 1996), 20-21. Malcolm Nazareth

"Hindustan navhe Hindistan," (Marathi article) Ek Masik Aple (Pune, India) 2:21 (March 1996), 11-12.

"Hinduism and Indian Culture," Catholic Near East (CNEWA, New York) 22:1 (January-February, 1996), 14-19.

"Insights from Tilak's Life," The Examiner: A Catholic Weekly Review,147:4 (27 January 1996), 4-5.

"Global Vision 2000: The Text vs the Margin," Tri-State India Journal (Turnersville, NJ) 1:6 (September 1994), 10, 14.

"Communalism and the Indian Christian Theologian," in Responding to Communalism: The Task of Religions and Theology, ed. S. Arokiasamy, S.J., Anand, India: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1991, 337-341.

"Di Nobili ani A. Ka. Priyolkar," (Marathi article) Suvarta (Vasai, India) Christmas special issue, 1987.

"Beyond Papal Infallibility (Yves Congar and Luis Bermejo)," Jivan (Indian Assistancy Bulletin of the Society of Jesus) (Delhi, India), 1986.

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Awards:

9 October 2003:
St. Cloud, MN's annual Stop the Hate Start the Healing Award recipient, UNIITE (Understanding the Need for Interfaith/Intercultural Togetherness and Education)

12 April 2000:
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification's Minnesota Leadership Award for the Nazareths' "contribution to the lives of others" through interfaith work

1996-97:

University Fellowship Committee of the Graduate Board of Temple University: Dissertation Completion Grant (12 months)

1996:

Spalding Trust Grant for dissertation field research (3 week trip in 9/95) on a subject geared toward significantly effecting interreligious understanding. During my trip to five Indian cities (Bangalore, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, and Ahmednagar) I had collected material relevant to my Tilak research in English and Marathi from libraries and archives, and met with editors, writers, scholars, activists, and former mentors (Hindu and Christian, Protestant and Catholic)

1992 & 1995:

Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fund: 2 Grants for projects related to the study of Christian mysticism Co-Founding Director of and Consultant for:

Center for Interfaith Encounter (CIE), St. Cloud, MN (since January 2000) Executive Director of:

Understanding the Need for Interfaith/Intercultural Togetherness and Education (UNIITE), St. Cloud, MN (since August 2002)

Membership:
Society of Jesus, Bombay Province (1965 - 90)
Federation of Christian Ministries (1992 - present)
American Academy of Religion (1995 - 99)
Association for Asian Studies (1997 - 99)
Christ Church Newman Parish (2000 - present)

Sporadic Participation in Meetings of:
Great River Interfaith Partnership - from 2003
Parents of Children of Color and Concerned Citizens (PC4) - 2000-02
Faith Communities: Building Racial Harmony - from 2001
Character Counts - 2001-02
Alternatives to War Committee - 2002-03

Successful Freelance Grantwriting:
$10,000 grant for Y.M.C.A., St. Cloud, MN awarded by Central Minnesota Community Grant Foundation (December 1999)

Languages:
Read, write, and fluently speak English (first language) and Marathi. Also competent in German (passed ETS, 1992) French (passed ETS, 1994), Sanskrit, Latin, and Koine Greek; passive knowledge of Biblical Hebrew; working knowledge of Hindi.

Websites:
UNIITE: http://www.uniite.org
CIE: http://www.uniite.org/cie.html

Academic References:
1. Dr. Luke S. Tripp, Chair, Department of Community Studies, St. Cloud State University (who first invited me in Spring 2004 to teach Community and Democratic Citizenship )
Ph: 320/308-3913; lstripp@stcloudstate.edu
2. Dr. David Boyer, Director of Honors Program, St. Cloud State University (whom I substituted in Fall 2002 to teach Multicultural Philosophy ).
Ph: 320/308-4945; dlboyer@stcloudstate.edu
3. Dr. Robert C. Johnson, Chair of Ethnic Studies Department, St. Cloud State University (who invited me at short notice in Spring 2003 to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies ).
Ph: 320/308-4928; robjohn@stcloudstate.edu

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