• Building Inclusive Communities: The Role of Faith Leaders

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    Name: Building Inclusive Communities: The Role of Faith Leaders
    Date: December 8, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding invite you to this year's Building Inclusive Communities Symposium. Presenters/Moderators: Imam Rasul Seifullah - Baki Mosque, Springfield Rabbi Justin David - Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig - First Church of Christ, Longmeadow Rev. Corey Sanderson - Second Congregational Church, Greenfield Ms. Tahirah Amatul Wadud - Muslim activist and attorney, Springfield and others How can faith leaders address racism, homophobia and religious intolerance 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 Critical Connections and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding for a day of reflection and sharing of best practices with local multi-faith clergy.
    Location:
    Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke MA 01040
    Contact Information:
    Leif Maynard Program Associate Critical Connections
    Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public.
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