Event: Dialogues on Divinity

Dialogues on Divinity: A Love That is Holy and True: Interreligious Discovery

Monday, May 20, 2024

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community at the Crossing

Dialogues on Divinity: A Love That is Holy and True: Interreligious Discovery
As faithful witnesses to the word of God in the Torah, the Qur’an and the Gospel, members of different religions share a desire to live a life of love and justice, worthy of God’s promises. Join local scholars of Judaism, Islam and Christianity as they engage in dialogue on the pursuit of what is holy and true.

Dr. Burton Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary
Dr. Celia Deutsch, Barnard College
Dr. Hussein Rashid, Harvard Divinity School
The Very Rev. Patrick Malloy, Dean of the Cathedral

Tickets are pay what you can and be bought from here: https://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/47805/dialogues-on-divinity-a-love-that-is-holy-and-true-interreligious-discovery

Video: Antisemitism and Allyship: Allyship is a Two-Way Street

Panel on Allyship is a Two-Way Street

Rabbi Burt Visotzky (moderator), Nathan and Janet Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies Emeritus, JTS
Rev. Dr. Dennis McManus, Professor of Dogmatics and Director of Spiritual Life, St. Patrick’s Seminary and University
Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Associate Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, JTS
Rev. Dr. Lisa Jenkins Brown, Senior Pastor, St. Matthew’s Baptist Church
Dr. Hussein Rashid, Assistant Dean for Religion and Public Life, Harvard University

Event: Antisemitism and Allyship (April 8-9)


Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9
In Person at JTS
3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street)
New York City

At this two-day convening, join us as scholars, religious leaders, and artists come together to discuss the timely topic of antisemitism and how best to respond to its threat. Given the choices for responding to antisemitism, we will explore the strategies that have proven most effective for combatting this hatred with a focus on allyship. Themes to be discussed include what does and doesn’t count as antisemitism, relations between Jews and non-Jews in historical context, the potential for allyship among religious faiths and communities (including interreligious dialogue as a key form of communication and connectivity), and the college campus as a site of division and potential alliance. In addition, we will feature artistic and literary responses to antisemitism as another means of creating a more tolerant society.

Details and registration: https://www.jtsa.edu/event/antisemitism-allyship-convention/

Video: Faith in Action: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Solidarity for Just Peace in Times of Conflict

This dialogue was held between three scholar-practitioners who drew inspiration from their respective faiths in order to advocate for a just peace. This talk provided an opportunity for a deep discussion of faith-based activism, liberatory readings of theological texts, and the complex and, at times, controversial role of multi-faith and international solidarity in the Palestinian liberation movement during times of crisis.

This event took place October 18, 2023.

Event: Building Community through Film

Join Shoulder to Shoulder on Wednesday, September 20th at 2pmET for a 90-minute conversationabout the power of film as a tool to support community healing, process experiences of violence, and engage new communities in the important ongoing work of building a pluralistic and inclusive country. This conversation will feature Pardeep S. Kaleka co-director of Not in Our Town, Aber Kawas, a community organizer featured in An Act of Worship, and Dr. Hussein Rashid a professor and scholar of religion specializing in Muslims and American Popular Culture. This conversation will equip community leaders with a new and growing list of films and resources they can use in their community conversations and engagement as we explore how films can help change hearts, minds, and actions.

Please register here.

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