Shapiro Memorial Synagogue
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077
Am I My Brother's and Sister's Keeper? Social Responsibility and Economic Justice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
In this series of interreligious trialogues, we will talk about religion openly, candidly, and respectfully. Knowledgeable representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam will share their views on topics of crucial importance to each religious tradition. The forums will provide an inside glimpse into each of the three religions, highlighting both similarities and differences. Following each panel, we will encourage the audience to ask questions and participate in the search for deeper understanding and practical solutions.
The current public debate about economic matters is largely marked by partisan ideological positions which are increasingly leading to political gridlock. Judaism, Christianity and Islam have each developed rich sources of wisdom on questions of wealth and poverty and social conditions conducive to human flourishing. These insights garnered over millennia by each of the three traditions, can provide helpful guidance in developing a just and equitable social order for all.
Moderator: Reinhard Krauss, Ph.D., Executive Director, Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies
Rabbi Adam Greenwald, Director, Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, American Jewish University
Scott Bartchy, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Early Christian History, UCLA
Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development