Joseph Cumming

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Joseph Cumming
Alma materPrinceton University
Fuller Theological Seminary
Yale University
Spouse(s)Michele Pezdirtz Cumming (1984 - present)

Joseph Cumming is a scholar of Islamic and Christian thought who serves as pastor of the International Church at Yale University[1] and works internationally as a consultant on Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations.[2][3][4] He was one of the architects of the "Yale Response" to the Common Word initiative of 138 prominent Muslim leaders and scholars.[5][6] He is also International Director of Doulos Community,[7] a humanitarian organization working in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania,[8] and is past president of the Federation of NGOs in Mauritania.[9] Cumming has published numerous articles[10] on issues affecting relations among the Abrahamic faith communities. He has lectured in Arabic at Al-Azhar University and other Islamic institutions and has taught courses at Yale Divinity School, as well as at Fuller Theological Seminary and other Evangelical institutions.[11] He has been interviewed in Arabic on Al-Jazeera and other Arab television networks,[12][13][14] and in English on American[15][16][17][18] and Canadian[19] television and radio, and in French and German by European and African news media.[20]


  1. ^ International Church at Yale website:
  2. ^ Connecticut Public Television "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  3. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung: Wellenbrecher gegen den Islam-Hass
  4. ^ أصوات التسامح في مواجهة دعاة كراهية الإسلام
  5. ^ Christian Science Monitor: Christians, Muslims Move Ahead on Global Talks
  6. ^ Yale Center for Faith and Culture
  7. ^ Service Without Borders: Princeton Alumni Weekly
  8. ^ Doulos Community website:
  9. ^ Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University:
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  12. ^ اختتام المؤتمر التاسع لحوار الأديان في الدوحة
  13. ^ Joseph Cumming on Al-Jazeera, Feb 2009, يوسف كامنغ، الجزيرة
  14. ^ كلمة السيد جوزيف في مؤتمر الدوحة العاشر لحوار الأديان
  15. ^ Public Television: Front and Center with Ray Hardman: Christian-Muslim Relations
  16. ^ Joseph Cumming interviewed by Monica Novotny on MSNBC's "The Most" about Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg lecture "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  17. ^ NPR: Yale Opts Not to Publish Offensive Cartoons Cf. also related article and video here:
  18. ^ Joseph Cumming on WICC radio, re: Pope's remarks on Islam
  19. ^ Peace at Ground Zero, CBC Cf. also
  20. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung: Wellenbrecher gegen den Islam-Hass