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2013.10.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

Project Interfaith Leader to Speak at Sidney Brooks Lecture Oct. 10

Omaha - The founder and executive director of Omaha’s Project Interfaith, an organization specializing in cross-cultural facilitation, will be the presenter of the 2013 Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) this Thursday, Oct. 10.

Beth Katz, who helped launch Project Interfaith in 2005, will present a talk titled “Reimagining Interfaith: Opportunities and Challenges Learned from Project Interfaith” at the Thompson Alumni Center, located on the west end of UNO’s Dodge Campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public.

In addition to her role at Project Interfaith, Katz is a member of the Nebraska Medical Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education Consultation Committee and has served on the Mayor of Omaha’s Clergy Advisory Board since 2008. Katz holds Master of Public Policy and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Michigan and also serves as an adjunct instructor for UNO, specializing in international conflict resolution.

In 2012, Katz was the recipient of Creighton University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award and was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha Jaycees.

The UNO Department of Religious Studies sponsors the Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture.

For questions or media requests, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at unonews@unomaha.edu.

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