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Free Speech and Religion

Religious Perspectives on Bridging Racial & Faith Divides

The Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham invite you to a conversation


The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Dean of and Professor of Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral, & Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street


Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism & board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Moderated by Zeenat Rahman
Project Director of the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project

Faith is one of several central poles of identity for many here in Birmingham and across the nation. The intersections and divisions around it can shape our society for better or worse. How do we take the best in our faith practice in service of justice, reconciliation, and an inclusive economy to create what Dr. King called The Beloved Community? Join us as the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas and Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner discuss their perspectives, rooted in their faith, on bridging difference.

16th Street Baptist Church
1530 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Monday, June 17, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Read more about the upcoming event in The Birmingham Times here.

Event information
Mon Jun 17, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
16th Street Baptist Church
Birmingham, Alabama