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Waleed El-Ansary

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Dr. Waleed El-Ansary is university chair in Islamic studies at Xavier University, where he teaches courses on comparative religion, Islamic studies, and religion and science. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and economics. His numerous publications include “Islamic Environmental Economics and the Three Dimensions of Islam” in his co-edited volume Muslim and Christian Understanding: Theory and Application of A Common Word (2010, with David Linnan). His current work includes a book sponsored by a UNESCO-based organization, the Aladdin Project, which will be the main pedagogical tool in a program that seeks to familiarize theological students with the other two monotheist religions as described by prominent authorities in those religions. El-Ansary holds a Ph.D. in Islamic and religious studies from George Washington University.