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Joseph Cumming
Director of the reconciliation program at Yale’s Center for Faith and Culture

   Joseph Cumming serves as Director of the Center’s newly established Reconciliation Program, which seeks to promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, and between Muslim nations and the West, drawing on the resources of the Abrahamic faiths and the teachings and person of Jesus.
Born and raised in New York City, Joseph has lived most of his adult life in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, where he continues to oversee a substantial humanitarian program. During his 15 years in Mauritania —  one of the poorest nations on earth —  he served as Director of Doulos Community, a Christian humanitarian organization working in nutrition, public health, agriculture, microcredit and emergency relief. Their largest program provides food and health education to 30,000 malnourished children and mothers. He also served as president of the national Federation of NGOs in Mauritania (Fédération des ONG en Mauritanie).
Joseph also teaches courses in Islamic Studies as visiting faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary, and he is completing his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies and Christian Theology at Yale University. He speaks fluent Arabic, as well as several other languages. He is also an ordained Christian minister (Assemblies of God).


Recent Contributions by Joseph Cumming