Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Harrison Library Presents Provocative Panel On Diversity

The first of a series of programs titled "Building Common Ground: Discussion of Community, Civility, and Compassion" will be held Monday, May 14 at 7:30 PM at the Harrison (NY) Public Library. It is programs like these that demonstrate the deep value of libraries to their communities.

The first event is Compassion and the Search for Common Understanding through World Religions: Panel Discussion on Diversity.

A panel discussion led by Rabbi Barry Kenter, President of the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding, will foster discussions on compassion, diversity and inclusion. Rabbi Barry Kenter, has been rabbi of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center of Dobbs Ferry, NY, since 1984. Rabbi Kenter is a member of the GreenFaith organization, an interfaith group for the environment. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis.

Also appearing on the panel are Dr. Mahjabeen Hassan, Dr. Saleem Mir, and Hondi Duncan Brasco. All are members of the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding, Inc., which began shortly after September 11, 2001, when its founders discovered they were working with a great many people who had experienced personal trauma and direct losses as a result of the tragic events of that day. Four Jews, four Christians, and four Muslims comprise its board of directors. Several are members of the clergy. All believe that the people of the faiths of Abraham can, despite the challenges they face, learn to live together in mutual respect and greater harmony.

The Harrison library is one of 30 nationwide receiving grants to host this series of programs, which is organized by the Fetzer Institute and the American Library Association. 

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