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Details on past speaking engagements and interviews below:


Presentations at the LA Religious Education Congress | Feb. 2020

Jordan spoke at the nation’s largest conference of Catholic educators in Anaheim, California. She spoke to over two hundred people across two break-out sessions, entitled Islam and Interreligious Dialogue: How Our Catholic Faith Calls Us to Dialogue and Action and Introduction to Islam: Tips for Catholic Educators and Journalists. 

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Public book talk at the University of Dayton | Feb. 2020

Jordan spoke to students and members of the university community about interreligious dialogue, Muslim-Christian relations, and Islamophobia.

Jordan Denari Duffner speaking at the University of Dayton
Jordan Denari Duffner speaking at the University of Dayton

Roundtable discussion at Catholic University of America |  November 2019

To mark the 800th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi’s encounter with the Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil, Jordan joined a group of Catholic and Muslim leaders at Catholic University of America to discuss Catholic-Muslim relations today. Details.

Appearance on Salt+Light’s book show “Subject Matters”

In October 2019, Finding Jesus among Muslims was featured on “Subject Matters with Sebastian Gomes,” an author-interview show which airs on the Canadian Catholic television network, Salt+Light. You can watch the full interview here.

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Keynote Address: “St. Francis and the Sultan: Living Their Legacy Today” at St. Bonaventure University | October 2019

To mark the 800th anniversary of the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and the sultan Al-Malik Al-Kamil, Jordan gave a talk on Catholic-Muslim relations at St. Bonaventure University in western New York.

Interview on “Voice of Islam Drive Time” | July 2019

I spoke about Islamophobia on Voice of Islam Drive Time, a radio show produced by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. You can listen to my segment of the interview here.

Interview on Salt+Light Television’s “Subject Matters” book show | June 2019

Jordan was interviewed for “Subject Matters with Sebastian Gomes,” a book show on Salt+Light Television, a Catholic network based in Toronto. The episode will air in Fall 2019.

Breakout session at the (Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation Conference, New York City | March 2019

Jordan hosted a breakout session on the call to interreligious engagement at the (Re)imagining Catholic Vocation Conference, hosted at Union Theological Seminary.

Public Lecture at the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA | March 2019

Jordan gave the inaugural public lecture at the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Her talk about Finding Jesus among Muslims was followed by a question and answer period with students, faculty an local  community members.

Conversation with Georgetown University’s Muslim Students Association, Washington, DC | March 2019

Jordan spoke in a public conversation with Youssef Osman about Finding Jesus among Muslims, Islamophobia, and interfaith dialogue. The event was hosted by Georgetown’s Muslim student group.


Book talk: Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, MD | March 2019

Jordan spoke about her book and signed copies at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer on March 3. Details.

Webinar: Teaching about Islam in Catholic Schools | Feb. 2019

Jordan presented a webinar hosted by the National Catholic Educational Association on Feb. 13, 2019. She focused on Church teaching on Muslims, Islam, and interreligious dialogue more generally. More details.

Middle East Books and More, Washington, DC | November 2018

Jordan spoke in a public conversation with bookstore director Amin Gharad, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Event details and book review by Amin Gharad.


Parish discussion, St. Pius X Parish, Indianapolis, Indiana | November 2018

Jordan spoke to a group of Catholic and Protestant Christians about Finding Jesus among Muslims.

Brebeuf Jesuit, Indianapolis, Indiana | November 2018

In a series of talks organized by the Religion Department at Brebeuf Jesuit, Jordan spoke to over 100 students at the high school she attended in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Book talk, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania | September 2018

Jordan spoke about interreligious dialogue, Islamophobia, and her book at a public lecture hosted by the University of Scranton Jesuit Center and theology department. Event details. Video here.

Book talk, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. | September 2018

Jordan spoke about her book at the first CUA on Tap event of the year, hosted by Catholic University’s Campus Ministry. Event details.


Book talk: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Indianapolis, Indiana | August 2018

Jordan spoke to parishioners and guests at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in a program called “Islam and Interreligious Dialogue: How Our Catholic Faith Calls Us to Dialogue and Action.” The talk and Q&A were followed by a book signing. Event details.

Book talk: Center for Interfaith Cooperation, Indianapolis, Indiana | August 2018

Jordan spoke to a multi-religious audience at the Indiana Interchurch Center in Indianapolis, hosted by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. A book signing followed the talk and Q&A. Event details.

Radio Interview on “Things Not Seen” | May 2018

Jordan joined host David Dault on his radio show “Things Not Seen” to discuss the book. Listen to the episode here.

Public lecture at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington | May 2018

For Seattle University’s Catholic Heritage Lectures, hosted by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Jordan discussed the report she authored with the Bridge Initiative on Catholic attitudes towards Muslims and Catholic media portrayals of Islam.

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School Assembly: Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD | April 2018

Jordan spoke about the Catholic Church’s call to participate in interreligious dialogue to an all-school religion assembly at the Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic women’s high school in the Washington, D.C. area.


Panel: A Pope Francis Lexicon, Washington, D.C. | March 2018

Jordan spoke on a panel of Catholic writers whose essays appeared in the book A Pope Francis Lexicon. They were hosted by the Center for Concern and Liturgical Press in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the five year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Jordan’s essay is about the pope, youth, and vocation.

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Parish talk: St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, Maryland | March 2018

Jordan spoke at St. John the Baptist parish’s Lenten Supper Series about Islamophobia and what Catholics can do to respond.

Conversation with Chicago’s ‘weale group | March 2018

Jordan joined a Chicago reading group via Skype to talk about Chapter 2 of Finding Jesus among Muslims. It was hosted by Commonweal magazine and Catholic Theological Union.

“Jesuitical” podcast interview, America Media | Feb. 2018

In February 2018, Jordan spoke to Olga Segura, Zac Davis, and Ashley McKinless on their leading podcast for American Millennial Catholics. Listen here.

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“Radio Islam” interview | Jan. 2018

Jordan spoke to Tariq El-Amin, host of Radio Islam, a Chicago-based program. Listen here.

Book launch, Georgetown University, Washington, DC | Jan. 2018

Georgetown Campus Ministry hosted a book launch for Finding Jesus among Muslims, where the author spoke about the book, answered questions, and signed copies.

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