Power of People of Faith to Overcome Hatred, Bigotry, and Extremism
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):
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? (More Information)
Video of the presentation at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, Harrisburg, PA: