Mighty Be Our Powers: Standing Together to Confront Tyranny
Date: May 10, 2017 - May 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events
Category: Public Lectures & Events
Lecture By Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee
A John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding
Renowned peace activist Leymah Gbowee will be at JTS to deliver the annual John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding. Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War.
JTS Finkelstein Institute Social Justice Fellow Ruth Messinger, former president and current global ambassador of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will moderate the discussion.
The John Paul II Lecture on Interfaith Understanding is co-sponsored by the JTS Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue and the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, with help from the Russell Berrie Foundation.
May 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at JTS
Admission is free, but tickets are required.
This program will be live streamed at no charge at www.jtsa.edu/live (registration not required for the livestream). JTS invites synagogues and other Jewish communal organizations to hold a public screening of this outstanding program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speakers
Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. She travels the world speaking about gender-based violence and women-led peacebuilding in conflict countries. She is the founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa and a co-founder of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa.
Ruth Messinger was president of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) from 1998 through July 2016 and curently serves as the group’s global ambassador. In this role, Messinger is continuing her crucial work of engaging rabbis and interfaith leaders to speak out on behalf of oppressed and persecuted communities worldwide.
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