Where Religions Work Together: A Webinar Series

Each month, we strive to bring together top interfaith leaders of the movement to address critical issues. 

Scroll down to see our most recent conversations. You can make any video full-screen for better viewing. 

We home in on issues such as immigration, torture, anti-Islamophobia efforts in Tennessee, the Principled Pluralism Report, and interfaith Korean security efforts.

Stay tuned for regular updates!

 

Where Religions Work Together

 

 

Our Bits of Brilliance Video is just a short preview of some of our amazing guests sharing their insights into the interfaith movement.  

 

Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer

 

“This series allows us to share best practices, current challenges, and possible future trends in the field of interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding. Religions for Peace USA engages practitioners and scholars in a much needed reflective discussion to advance the field. Such space breaks the traditional modes of interaction of panels and conferences, and it takes the field to a wider diverse audience.”

 

 

Faiths United Against Gun Violence

Religions for Peace USA has invited two national faith leaders to speak to out against gun violence in the United States. Rev. J. Herbert Nelson II and Rabbi Rachael Bregman will address the reality of gun violence in the US, highlight efforts from many different faith-based organizations working to prevent gun violence, and lift up resources viewers can use to take action in their own community.

The Horizons of Interfaith Peacebuilding

As we engage with the religious other around pressing social issues, what are the hurdles that we have to address in order to work most effectively together? And how do we go about addressing those challenges?

Religions for Peace USA and the Religion Communicators Council are happy to co-host a webinar with NCCUSA General Secretary Jim Winkler and Cherilyn Crowe of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

This webinar addresses precisely those questions: namely, the horizons of peacebuilding efforts in the interfaith movement as perceived by the Christian ecumenical bodies and the importance and art of communicating and managing this task. Mr. Winkler covers the highlights from the NCCUSA Christian Unity Gathering, and Ms. Crowe addresses how the Baptist Joint Committee communicates its work defending religious liberty for all people and partnering with a wide range of organizations.

 

It was so helpful to have these webinars available for students. They brought together both scholars and activists who are engaged daily in interreligious work for conversations that were timely, accessible and substantive.

 

Dr. Jennifer Peace

Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover-Newton Seminary

Immigration Reform and Immigrant Worker Rights

Immigration has again surfaced an an ever important and urgent issue in the United States, and – in the world’s most religiously diverse nation – many of the world’s faiths call us to care for the immigrant.

In this webinar, Religions for Peace USA is pleased to welcome two experts on the issue: Michael Livingston of Interfaith Worker Justice  and Jen Smyers of Church World Service. Mr. Livingston and Ms. Smyers focus on immigrant human rights and how Interfaith Worker Justice and Church World Service are working for their protection. Michael offers an introduction to the work of IWJ and the fight for immigrant worker rights through an interfaith framework. Ms. Smyers addresses immigration reform and policy.  

 

Gearing up to Fight Climate Change

 Religions for Peace USA is happy to announce a webinar on addressing the challenge of climate change. Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith will join RFPUSA to talk about how local congregations can begin working against climate change in order to secure a greener future. GreenFaith is an interfaith organization that works to inspire, educate, and mobilize people around the issue of climate change. Its Greenshield certification (a practicable toolkit that denotes congregation buildings which have taken proactive steps to make their buildings and congregation more environmentally friendly) is lauded as one of the foremost and important toolkits for interfaith education.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigating The Social Maze

Religions for Peace USA and Religion Communicators Council are happy to announce a webinar which will explore the role of social media as a tool for advocacyaddress. Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of Arab American Association of New York, and Rev. Bud Heckman of RCC will address these questions in a webinar. 

 

 

 

Through their webinar series, Religions for Peace USA offered a unique, innovative forum to engage the interfaith conversation with new audiences in a forward-thinking capacity … I know I speak for many others when I say it was an incredibly rewarding, rich opportunity to learn and to see things in a new way.

Chris Stedman

Executive Director, Yale Humanist Community