2016 September 11 Remembrance at Beth El Temple Harrisburg

Power of People of Faith to Overcome Hatred, Bigotry, and Extremism

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Introductory speakers Rabbi Eric Cytryn, Senator Rob Teplitz, Rabbi Carl Choper, Beth El Director Ben Wachstein:

Feature speaker Imam Mohamad Basher Arafat:

Panel Discussion facilitated by Randall Tenor: “Building Bridges Among the Faith Communities”
Imam Mohamad Basher Arafat (Muslim), Rev. Geoffrey Dunaway (Buddhist), Rev. Barry Chambers (Baptist), Dr. Muigul Parish (Hindu), Jennifer Ross (Jewish):

No Compulsion in Religion: The Challenge of Faith and Freedom

We live in a multi-faith society. Yet, historically, our faith traditions have not taught us how to let others be themselves. Accordingly, compulsion has become a default stance.
It’s important to remember that there are teachings in our traditions which remind us that there is no compulsion in religion. Or is there? Is there such a teaching in our traditions? And, if so, what is its application to society?
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Video of the presentation at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, Harrisburg, PA:

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