BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
Critical Connections and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding are pleased to launch the 'Building Inclusive Communities' series, for which we will convene sector-specific, half-day symposia during the December 2017-May 2018 period. We will engage with various public sector officials and civil society groups (educators, law-enforcement, local representatives, religious clergy, media, refugee resettlement agencies, etc.) to explore the role each sector can play to promote diversity, inclusion and pluralism. Please find information about the upcoming events below.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS IN THIS SERIES:
This event is part of our Building Inclusive Communities symposia series.
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES: THE ROLE OF FAITH LEADERS
DATE: Friday, December 8, 2017
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue - Get Directions
How can faith leaders address racism, homophobia, religious intolerance and other forms of prejudice within their communities? How do they reconcile theological beliefs with secular laws? What risks do they take? What are the challenges and opportunities they grapple with to promote inclusion and diversity, and what are effective strategies to develop empathy and understanding? Join us for a day of reflection, small-group discussions, and sharing of best practices with local multi-faith clergy.
Presenters and moderators:
Imam Rasul Seifullah - Al-Baqi Mosque, Springfield
Rabbi Justin David - Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton
Rev. Marisa Ludwig - First Church of Christ, Longmeadow
Rev. Corey Sanderson - Second Congregational Church, Greenfield
Ms. Tahirah Amatul Wadud - Muslim activist and attorney, Springfield