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Marianne Farina

Marianne Farina

Marianne Farina, C.S.C., is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology of the Graduate Theological Union. Sister Marianne teaches courses on social ethics, virtue, philosophical ethics, Islamic philosophy, human rights, and Muslim-Christian dialogue. She worked for more than a decade in Bangladesh as a teacher, pastoral assistant and school supervisor, where she ministered with Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and tribal families and communities. Her current research focuses on the church’s social justice teaching, comparative religions, interfaith dialogue and philosophical studies in Islam, including writings on the virtue theories of Thomas Aquinas and Hamid al-Ghazali and the challenges of Muslim-Christian understanding. As the coordinator of the Interfaith Coalition for Human Rights, she organizes programs for human rights education and advocacy.