Clergy and Religious Leaders

The ICJS works with clergy and religious leaders to create learning communities around texts and congregational life. We offer yearly Scripture Forums where we dig into common and unique texts in our histories. We also create opportunities to share our traditions, learn from each other, and network. Recent topics include: “Valuing Security and Hospitality: Thinking about Congregational Life in the Era of Mass Shootings,” “The Book of Amos: Using Prophetic Texts During Discordant Times,” and "New Testament Exegesis and Preaching Difficult Passages after the Holocaust."

February 5, 2020

Lent and the Legacy of Christian Anti-Semitism: Revisiting Jesus’ Suffering in the New Testament

Join ICJS Protestant Scholar Matt Taylor and four Baltimore rabbis for a series of lectures considering how the New Testament depictions of Jesus' suffering have caused deep pain historically in Jewish-Christian relations. March 11, 18, 25 & April 1
February 4, 2020

“Holy Silence” Film Screening and Discussion – March 2nd

How did the Catholic Church respond to the Nazi threat? Join ICJS Executive Director Heather Miller Rubens for this screening of the film and discussion sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
January 21, 2020

Baltimore Religious Leaders Social – May 7

January 20, 2020

Good Friday and Histories of Hateful Interpretation – March 26

This year’s suggested Good Friday passages in both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Roman Catholic Lectionary include the Gospel of John chapters 18-19 with John’s account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion.
January 19, 2020

Hospitality and Security: Congregational Life in the Era of Mass Shootings – Nov 7

January 17, 2020

Genocide and Holocaust Study Day – April 2019