Religious Intolerance and Hate Crimes

Apr 3, 2019

Last month's mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand and last year’s mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh underscore the marked increase of anti Semitic and anti Muslim hate crimes. We discuss the reasons behind this uptick, some of the more subtle cases of discrimination and harassment, and how we can respond, individually and as a community.

Guests on the program are as follows:

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Professor of  Modern Jewish history and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, and author of "Antisemitism: Here And Now."

Barbara Dougan, Civil Rights Director at the Council on American Islamic Relations, Massachusetts Chapter.

Martin Bentz, outreach Coordinator Islamic Society of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Rabbi David Jaffee, author of Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change, which won the 2016 National Jewish Book Award. He’s also the spiritual leader of the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project.

Dr. Greg Mobley, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Congregational Studies at the Yale Divinity School, and an ordained American Baptist pastor. His most recent book is The Return of the Chaos Monsters, and Other Backstories of the Bible.

Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., Dr. Greg Mobley leads a discussion on effective interfaith dialogue at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Road. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waquoit Congregational Church and Falmouth Jewish Congregation. Please RSVP at waquoitucc@comcast.net.