3rd annual James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series: “A Case of Religious Acceptance”
A joint discussion led by Dr. Wendy Cadge and Dr. Elijah Siegler, Chair, Director Religious Studies, College of Charleston
Lecture: A Case of Religious Acceptance
A joint discussion led by Dr. Wendy Cadge and Dr. Elijah Siegler, Chair, Director Religious Studies, College of Charleston. A Jewish mother became a Buddhist priest who wants her son to have a bar mitzvah at a synagogue in Syracuse, New York. The rabbi has to decide whether to allow this to happen. What will happen? What should happen? (Source: The Pluralism Project, Harvard University).
Wendy Cadge, Ph.D., a sociologist at Brandeis University and expert in contemporary American religious demographics, will headline the third annual James Sawers Jr. Speaker Series presented by the Charleston Interreligious Council. A conversation based on the case study that researches the Buddhist and Jewish communities in western Massachusetts, New York and California. A story of a Jewish born mother who became a Buddhist priestess wants her son to have a bar mitzvah at a synagogue in Syracuse, New York. The rabbi will have to or need to decide (source: The Pluralism, Project, Harvard University).
This lecture is a series of four free lectures and workshops that are open to the public and will be held Nov. 7-9, 2019 at various locations around Charleston. Those of all faiths and religious backgrounds are welcome to attend to be part of the conversation.
For questions about the speaker series, contact Ken Fox at 843-763-3150 or SCKenFox@comcast.net. Please visit www.cicouncil.org/events for event locations.
Date & Time
November 8, 2019