JTS to Host Panel Discussion on Social Justice in Multifaith Communities

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January 17, 2013, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will engage an interreligious panel of "elders" to discuss how multifaith communities have influenced social justice over the past two decades, current issues being addressed, and what is still to be accomplished. The upcoming event, "Justice, Tzedek, Sadaqah: Pursuing Social Justice in Multifaith Communities," is cosponsored by the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue of JTS and the Nelson Mandela Center at the Museum for African Art. It will take place on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. on JTS's campus at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Admission is free, but reservations are required. RSVP at http://www.jtsa.edu/socialjustice. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow sufficient time for check-in, and have photo ID available.

Joshua Stanton, moderator, has solicited questions via the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue and State of Formation. The panelists will offer insight as to how young activists can play a pivotal role in accomplishing key objectives, and what it will mean for the future of this country and our place in a global society. Come add your voice to the conversation with these renowned leaders in multifaith social justice.

Panelists include Rev. Julie Johnson Staples, interim minister with Education at Riverside Church in New York City and moderator of the New York-New Jersey Regional Association of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches; Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; and Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri, professor emerita at University of Richmond School of Law and founder and president of Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. Moderator Joshua Stanton is associate director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College, director of communications at Coexist Foundation, and founding coeditor of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue.


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