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iEngage Conference on Religion in an Age of Extremism

Conference on Sept 11, 2016, the 15th anniversary of 9/11, provided a unique space to reimagine current realities in an age where religion feeds and empowers extremism around the world.

An iEngage Conference in partnership with

Sunday, September 11, 2016
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave,
New York, NY 10023

$25 in advance / $35 at the door

Click here for more information and to register

Conference fee includes lunch.
Childcare available upon advance request.

We live in an age where religion feeds and empowers extremism around the world. Now more than ever we must demonstrate our commitment to religion as a vehicle to solve political problems and serve as a tool to connect people of faith to each other. On the 15th anniversary of 9/11 we invite the community to an iEngage conference that will provide a unique space to reimagine our current realities.

Faculty and speakers include:

Through learning sessions and workshops we will engage the following questions:
      •  Can we develop a vision of religion that can help us overcome extremism?
      •  What role can faith leaders play, and how can they work together, to build communities infused with moral sensitivity and societies governed by the highest ethical standards? 
      •  What are strategies for contending with and preventing the dominance of extremism, whether in national politics or acts of violence against minority communities?

The morning sessions will offer learning about these questions as they relate specifically to internal Jewish experience; afternoon workshops will focus on concrete strategies to combat extremism in all forms today. We will conclude with a communal commemoration of 9/11 victims and first responders.

This day will provide a unique space in the Jewish communal conversation – a hallmark of the Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage Project – for the community to gather for a provocative, stimulating, and safe learning experience on one of the most challenging issues facing Jewish life today.

Click here to download pdf of flyer for this program


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