My Neighbor’s Faith: Exploring Narratives of Encounter, Challenge, and Growth Across Differences

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My Neighbor’s Faith: Exploring Narratives of Encounter, Challenge, and Growth Across Differences

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Rabbi Or Rose  (Read Bio)
Dates: 6 Thursdays, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Course fee: $270, financial aid is available
Location: Hybrid – In Person at Hebrew College with Online option via Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Based on the 2012 award-winning collection by the same name (and including materials from the 2023 follow-up volume, With the Best of Intentions), this course offers students the opportunity to explore narratives of transformative encounter across lines of difference. With wisdom, wit, courage, and humility, the writers—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.—share their experience of border-crossing and the lessons learned from their interreligious and cross-cultural adventures. We live in one of the most religiously diverse society in the history of humankind. Every day, people of different beliefs, ideals, and practices encounter one another in a myriad of settings. How has this new situation of widespread diversity impacted the way we understand the religious other, ourselves, and God (or ultimacy)? Can we learn to live together with mutual respect, working together for the creation of a more compassionate, just, and sustainable world?

For more information, contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu