2012.03.14 > For Immediate Release
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2012 Brooks Lecture to Address Tri-Faith Cooperation
Omaha - This year’s Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St. on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s lecture is titled “The Tri-Faith Initiative: Beyond Dialogue to Cooperation” and will feature three representatives of the Abrahamic faith groups – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, from the Temple of Israel, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Barker, of The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, and Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, from the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture, will lead the discussion on the Tri-Faith Initiative and what it means to the Omaha community and beyond.
The Tri-Faith Initiative is a partnership between the three faiths. Temple Israel, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska and American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture each plan to build a new building at 132nd and Pacific Streets, as well as a Tri-Center to create a multi-faith neighborhood of collaboration.
The lecture will be a panel discussion examining the opportunities and complexities of inter-faith cooperation, as well as time for questions from the audience.
The Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture is the result of an endowment honoring the Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks. It is presented through the sponsorship of the Religious Studies program, the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences and Temple Israel.
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