Media Contact: Rubenstein Associates, Melissa Mandel Kvitko, 212-843-8060,

Fordham Law Presents Interfaith Speaker Series on Sharing Sacred Space in Jerusalem

Fordham Law School’s Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work will host Part I of its Interfaith Speaker Series, titled “Sharing Sacred Space in Jerusalem,” on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Fordham Law School in New York City. The event will be cosponsored by the Auburn Theological Seminary and The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

The discussion will examine how religious space, particularly Jerusalem—a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims—has been historically shared; how religious communities have interpreted customary law; and how they have engaged each other to overcome and resolve conflict.

Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School will moderate the event, which will include lectures by Hussein Rashid, Adjunct Professor of Religion at Hofstra University; Mark Movsesian, Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and Director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University; and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America.

The event is free and open to the public. CLE credits are available.

Title: Sharing Sacred Space and the Law

Date: March 27, 2012

Time: 6 to 8:30 pm

Location: Fordham Law School, James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre

Sponsor: The Fordham Law Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work

Media contact: Melissa Mandel Kvitko, Rubenstein Associates, 212-843-8060,

Additional contact: Ana Renata Dias

Telephone: 212-636-7699  

Website: Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work

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