Interfaith Webinar: Healing Our World, Exploring Gender Equality

Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Interactive Topics: Gender Equity, Interfaith Channel: Webinars Views: 2074

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 |  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)   

Science has revealed much new knowledge about gender identity and traits in recent years. In response, tensions between traditional and modern understandings of gender identity, roles, and equality have opened up again in religious communities committed to upholding the inherent dignity of all people. People of faith are finding themselves compelled to re-examine what their scriptures say, their own beliefs, and where they stand in a public conversation that is more varied and nuanced than ever before.

This is the ninth event in the series "Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times" that will explore "Healing our World" from different faith perspectives. 

IslamiCity and The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out, welcome you to a new season of storytelling and guided conversation about the real-life issues we encounter as we work to heal our world.

In this session, people from various spiritual and ethical traditions will share reflections on new learning about gender and their own pursuit of gender equality. You’ll have a chance to share your own stories in a small group setting. We’ll talk about the wisdom we find in our traditions and reflect on how to apply that wisdom in our own lives.

IslamiCity is partnering with The Guibord Center, an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds. We are bringing together people with rich spiritual backgrounds and diverse perspectives for this second season of conversations focused on the challenges connected to healing our world. We hope this virtual collaboration will serve as a model of spiritual and interreligious engagement and mutual enrichment that unites our communities in faith and hope for a better world.

Our storytellers will include:

Nurjahan Boulden
Dance instructor, storyteller, and gun violence survivor

Rosa Manriquez
Roman Catholic
Immaculate Heart Community

Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman
U.S. Director, Jewish Interactive

Dr. Raja Bhattar
Higher education leader, advocate, consultant and author

After you register for this event, we will email you the exact link you can use to join us. **If you use the Zoom app on your device, you will be required to upgrade to the newest version, 5.0. We encourage you to download and install it at least one day in advance of the event to avoid last-minute problems joining the event. 

Please note: The keynote storytellers will be recorded, but we will not be recording the stories you share in your small groups/breakout sessions, so feel free to share from your heart!

For any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Program Director for Youth and Young Adults at [email protected]

For issues connecting to the webinar contact Yolie Carrillo at [email protected] or (323) 333-4664.

To watch the archive of previous Healing Our World Interfaith Webinars CLICK HERE

  Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Interactive
  Topics: Gender Equity, Interfaith  Channel: Webinars
Views: 2074

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