Identity: God’s Gift, Human Uses/Abuses & Religions’ Challenges. Do Our Faiths Raise Problems Or Give Guidance?

Formerly called “Christians and Muslims Talking Together,” our new title “Interfaith Dialogue” signals that the series includes Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives.

“Identity,” asks who we are, to what and to whom we belong, and how we are to regard others. Identity influences politics, racial attitudes, gender choices, attitudes toward rich and poor, immigrants and citizens, and religious views. Our conference aims to begin deeper conversations and develop activities that will reflect God’s gifts of justice and mercy. The presenters combine knowledgeable leadership in their respective faith communities and the wider society.   

Sunday, April 28, 2019 • 2:00-6:00pm
Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem 18017
Coordinators: Rev. Dr. WALTER WAGNER, adjunct faculty at Respect Graduate School and Moravian Seminary and MUHAMMAD SAID SELMANLAR, President of the Lehigh Dialogue Center
Contact Hours: 4
Price: $10

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2:00 – 2:25  Registration And Circulation
2:30 – 2:45  Opening, Welcome, Introductions
2:45 – 4:00  Speakers [20 minutes]
    • Rabbi Michael Singer
    • Rev. Dr. James Jackson
    • Imam Mohammad Elshinawy
4:00 – 4:05  Jiggle Break
4:05 – 4:30  Questions and Answers With Speakers
4:35 – 5:05  Prayer, Dinner Discussion
5:10 – 5:20  Recognition of Community and Inter-Religious Leaders
5:20 – 6:00   Panel Exchanges and Audience Reflections, Suggestions
6:00 – 6:15 Summary and Projections for Future Dialogues