• Webinar: Teaching Islam in Catholic Schools, hosted by the National Catholic Educational Association. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019: Details.
  • Bethesda, Maryland: Book talk and signing at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, March 3, 9:15–10:15am. Details.
  • New York City: Breakout session at the (Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation Conference, March 29-30 (Details forthcoming)


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Details on past speaking engagements and interviews below:


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.


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

Jordan spoke to a small 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.

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.

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.


Parish 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.

Talk on Catholics and Islam 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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