On Friday, September 26, 2008, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) hosted an international delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders taking part in a Fulbright Fellowship Interfaith Community Action Program, arranged through the Dialogue Institute of Temple University. The afternoon session began with a welcome and introductions of the Fulbright participants, and LTSP faculty and PhD students by Dr. David D. Grafton, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at LTSP. LTSP Dean, Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology, then provided a presentation on "Pedagogy for Interfaith Relations." Dr. Rajashekar explored the issues related to how a Christian Protestant Denominational seminary trains public leaders of the Church in a religiously pluralistic environment. The presentation was followed by a fruitful dialogue. The Fulbright participants completed their visit with a tour of the LTSP campus.
The ten Fulbright participants were Dr. Fahrad Abdulrahman Alhououdi - Vice Dean of Academic Research at Iman Muhamed bin Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ziad Elias Fahd - Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavorial Sciences at Notre Dame University in Lebanon, Mr. Ghassan Abdel Salaam Manasra - Imam of the Quadi Sufi Center in Israel, Mr. Akhtarul Shaukat Ali - head of the Department of Islamic Studies at the Zakir Husain Institute in India, Mr. Mohammad Modasir Ali - Assistan Professor of Comparative Religion at International Islamic University of Islamabad in Pakistan, Fr. Serge Moussa of the Society of Missionaries of Africa in Burkina Faso, Dr. Fatimah Husein - Executive Director of the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies of the Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, Ms. Mehri Niknam - Exectutive Director for the Joseph Interfaith Foundation in England, Fr. Michael Chua Kim Wah - Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Archdiocesan Ministry of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in Malaysia, and Mr. Khedimeliah Moussa - Manager in Sustainable Development for EHESS-CADIS in France.