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by Graduate Theological Foundation • February 27, 2020
Muhammad Hatim, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies is pictured here with Reverend William Bloom, Director of the Music Ministry at United Christian Church, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Muhammad Hatim, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies is pictured here with Reverend William Bloom, Director of the Music Ministry at United Christian Church, Levittown, Pennsylvania.

February  2, 2020, Imam Muhammad Hatim, PhD, DMin, delivered the sermon for the Black History Month Interfaith Service at the United Christian Church, a progressive faith community in Levittown, PA. The title of the sermon was African American Muslim Liberation Theology: We Come This Far By Faith. Reverend William Bloom, Director of the Music Ministry, and the Imam are also musicians who uniquely interspersed the sermon with appropriate selections of Negro Spirituals. The sermon can be viewed here, on the church website.

Muhammad Hatim is the Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated there in the public schools. Dr. Hatim worked in the areas of industrial manufacturing, transit management for a private company. as well as a transportation planner and environmental engineer for the federal government. He has over 20 years’ experience in the informal resolution of equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues. As a retired Imam from the Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community (Admiral Family) in New York City, he headed its Justice Ministry; UN Summer Internship Program in Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland; and was co-founder of its Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) Human Rights Institute. He sits on several interfaith committees and served as a Red Cross Disaster Chaplain during the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster in New York City. He holds a BS in Industrial Arts Education (Temple University); MS in Transportation Planning and Engineering, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (NYU); and D.Min (GTF); He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in New Jersey; and board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC) and pastoral counselor (BCPC) with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). He is a contributor to the book Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy; andauthor of Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare and Social Workers; as well as Qur’anic Comfort and Healing in Contemporary Times: Unfolding the Joy of Al-Islam.

February  2, 2020, Imam Muhammad Hatim, PhD, DMin, delivered the sermon for the Black History Month Interfaith Service at the United Christian Church, a progressive faith community in Levittown, PA. The title of the sermon was African American Muslim Liberation Theology: We Come This Far By Faith. Reverend William Bloom, Director of the Music Ministry, and the Imam are also musicians who uniquely interspersed the sermon with appropriate selections of Negro Spirituals. The sermon can be viewed here, on the church website.

Muhammad Hatim is the Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated there in the public schools. Dr. Hatim worked in the areas of industrial manufacturing, transit management for a private company. as well as a transportation planner and environmental engineer for the federal government. He has over 20 years’ experience in the informal resolution of equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues. As a retired Imam from the Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community (Admiral Family) in New York City, he headed its Justice Ministry; UN Summer Internship Program in Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland; and was co-founder of its Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) Human Rights Institute. He sits on several interfaith committees and served as a Red Cross Disaster Chaplain during the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster in New York City. He holds a BS in Industrial Arts Education (Temple University); MS in Transportation Planning and Engineering, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (NYU); and D.Min (GTF); He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in New Jersey; and board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC) and pastoral counselor (BCPC) with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). He is a contributor to the book Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy; andauthor of Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare and Social Workers; as well as Qur’anic Comfort and Healing in Contemporary Times: Unfolding the Joy of Al-Islam.

 

Sensei J. Anthony Stultz, Founder and Director, Blue Mountain Lotus Society and Blue Lotus School of Theology Professor of Buddhist StudiesSensei J. Anthony Stultz, Founder and Director, Blue Mountain Lotus Society and Blue Lotus School of Theology Professor of Buddhist Studies
 
Dr. Tony Stultz, Professor of Buddhist Studies at the GTF, has a new podcast and YouTube channel where he shares his answers to questions on a variety of topics and life issues. With over 30 years of experience as a spiritual teacher, Buddhist minister and author, Sensei Tony attempts to help us become more at one with ourselves, others and the world.
 
 
 

J. Anthony Stultz is Professor of Buddhist Studies. He is Founder and Director of the Blue Mountain Lotus Society (est. 1999), the Blue Lotus School for Ministry (est. 2001), and the Center for Mindful Living (est. 2004). Sensei Dr. Stultz is creator of the Four Directions Method of Mindfulness as well as the Blue Lotus School of Mindful Martial Arts (est. 1990). He took graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School, received the Jonathan M. Daniels Fellowship and went on to earn a master’s degree in Theology from the Episcopal Divinity School and completed a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Later, he came to the Graduate Theological Foundation where he earned the Doctor of Education. Dr. Stultz is Founder and Director of the Order of the Dragonfly and an international recognized and published expert on the use of Mindfulness Counseling. In 2007, he gave an historic opening “Collect and Prayer” at the Pennsylvania State Senate, and in 2010, he served as speaker at the Socially Engaged Buddhism in America Symposium.

In 2011, he served as Chaplain at the 10th anniversary memorial and burial for the victims of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Stultz also served as speaker and Buddhist Ambassador to the 2012 World Congress of Religion. He is a recipient of the 2013 Religion and Society’s Torch of Golden Enlightenment Award in recognition of his interfaith work and outreach. Dr. Stultz is a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association, Ministerial and Community Affiliate member of the the Interfaith Alliance, Ministerial and Community Affiliate member of the Zen Peacemaker Order, and a Community Affiliate of the Shin Dharma Network. He is also a religious consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (drug and alcohol counseling instructor) and a regular guest speaker at Harvard University. For over two decades Dr. Stultz has been involved in leadership positions in Engaged Spirituality (community organizing, social issues, faith and politics) as well as pastoral counseling in hospitals, prisons, businesses, universities, and private practice.
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