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Mysticism in Christianity and Islam

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP | Pastor, St. Joseph’s Church, Greenwich Village
Dr. Zuleyha Colak, Ph.D. | Lecturer and Coordinator, Turkish Language Program, Columbia University

The Ignatian Interfaith Ministry, together with our Muslim friends from Peace Islands Institute New York, invite you for an evening discussion on Mysticism in Christianity and Islam–What is mysticism, who are some noted mystics, and what can they teach us?

A light reception will follow the discussion.

To register, email [email protected]


Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP

Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the University of Cincinnati, studying philosophy. He subsequently graduated from New York University School of Law. He then joined the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans, and studied theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., graduating with an STL. He has worked in pastoral ministry for the past seven years and has been the pastor of the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village for the past four years. Currently Fr. Boniface is building the first perpetual adoration chapel in Manhattan and is growing ministries at St. Joseph’s, including many serving young adults and those working in financial fields. Fr. Boniface has an interest in Catholic mystics and has studied them from the Thomistic theological tradition.


Zuleyha Colak

Zuleyha Colak is a Lecturer and the Coordinator of the Turkish program at Columbia University. She was a Teaching Specialist at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis in Global Studies between 2005-2009. She received her B.A. from Istanbul University, Turkey (1998). Her master’s degree is in Central Eurasian Studies/Modern Turkish and Ottoman Studies at Indiana University (2003). She has a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington/Indiana. Her interests are Islamic literature, Comparative Literature/Literary Theory. Her dissertation is on: “Qur’anic and Biblical Story of Joseph and Zulaikha and its impact on Ottoman Literature: Reconstruction of the identity of Woman”. Some courses she taught are Romance in Islamic Literature, Perspectives on Islam and Woman, and Essentials in Islamic Spirituality.


October 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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