Goldziher Symposium: Can a Jew and a Muslim Be Friends?
2:00pm - 4:00pm EST November 5, 2014
Cascia Hall (new location), free and open to the public.
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif of NYU - whose friendship is explored in the documentary short film “Of Many” - will visit Merrimack to share their story of friendship and interfaith collaboration.
As the Jewish and Muslim chaplains at New York University, Rabbi Sarna and Imam Latif found ways to bring their communities together in dialogue and in service, and in the process forged a deep and warm friendship. After they tell their stories students will have an opportunity to share their own interfaith stories, feelings, and questions in a guided discussion.
Amid the violence and intolerance that have spread in such devastating ways in recent months, interfaith education is ever more imperative.
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“Of Many” Film Synopsis
Set against the dramatic backdrop of 9/11, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, who serve as university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. Timely and funny, this short documentary offers an inspiring and hopeful narrative of friendship and cooperation between faiths. Executive produced by Chelsea Clinton.
- Photo credit Samuel Adiv Cohen