Jay Phillips Center

The Jay Phillips Center is a collaborative enterprise of Saint John's University and the University of St. Thomas (MN), and it also serves the College of Saint Benedict. Its mission is to promote interfaith learning, friendship, and service among people of various religions. 

Upcoming Public Events at CSB|SJU

check back soon for a list of upcoming Winter/Spring events


Muslim scholar to present lecture on 'Jesus in Islam' on November 9 at SJU

Published November 3, 2015

Zeki Saritoprak, who holds the Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, will present the lecture "Jesus in Islam" at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in room 264, Quadrangle Building, Saint John's University. Saritoprak will examine the place of Jesus in Islam from different classical and contemporary Muslim theological perspectives and will discuss the role Jesus can play in interfaith dialogue. Click here to read more.


Olivier Messiaen's World War II composition to be performed in November 1 concert and conversation program "Music as Exploration and Expression of the Divine" 
Published October 19, 2015

Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" will be performed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Benedicta Arts Center's Escher Auditorium at the College of Saint Benedict. Amy Grinsteiner, CSB|SJU Associate Professor of Music, will perform at the piano and CSB President Mary Dana Hinton will respond and co-lead an interfaith discussion in the program "Music as Exploration and Expression of the Divine."
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Concert Commissioned by Jay Phillips Center Awarded Arts Tour Minnesota Grant

Published October 16, 2015

"Song of Wonder," a concert of South Indian and Judeo-Spanish music commissioned by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and first performed in 2014, has been awarded an Arts Tour Minnesota grant to be performed in four Minnesota locations. Click here to read more.