A Journey Home: Interfaith and Cross Cultural Perspectives

Bookmark and Share

When and Where:
Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
at Christian Theological Seminary

Shelton Auditorium , 1000 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Omar Atia, Glenn Tebbe, Rabbi Paula Winnig


Event Description:

Learn the history of past immigration to the United States and current concerns from a Muslim, Jewish, and Christian perspective. 

Currently, immigrants and refugees (“newcomers”) have been at the forefront of both political and social debate in the United States and around the world. When we cultivate our knowledge of migration histories and our awareness of the personal narratives of our neighbors, we can appreciate ‘home’ as a vibrant crossroad, but when we view ‘home’ as a finite resource, we become defensive and fearful. 

In this session, participants will be transported back in time through a multimedia presentation highlighting historical perspectives of different immigrant communities to the United States to current events and attitudes present in society today. A panel of religious and community leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will discuss their own community’s struggles as immigrants historically and in the present day, and what their respective faiths say about welcoming the stranger. As an added bonus, the Darfur Women’s Network will engage the audience in a hands-on experience of soap-making and how they use this skill to empower their community.

Featured speakers include Glenn Tebbe (Indiana Catholic Conferences), Rabbi Paula Winning (Bureau of Jewish Education), and Imam Omar Atia (Evansville Islamic Center). Terri Morris Downs of the Immigrant Welcome Center will moderate. 

Presented by Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice, The Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps, The Darfur Women Network, and the Center for Citizenship and Community at Butler University.

IndyGo: 34