Imagining Justice in Baltimore

Imagining Justice in Baltimore: Four Public Conversations

Join the ICJS this fall as we invite Baltimore to come together for facilitated small group conversations and study on the theme of water justice for Baltimore.

Using the lens of each of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), we’ll consider how interreligious perspectives can better inform and enliven our civic conversations and community work. We’ll look at Scriptural texts and how they can speak to issues of both water access and water pollution.

Religious traditions can provide insight to our biggest questions, including:

  • What are my obligations to my neighbor?
  • What are my obligations to the stranger?
  • How do I understand the concept of home?
  • How do I understand justice, compassion, and mercy?

By bringing diverse religious voices together in public conversations we can work to answer these questions together.


  • Thursday, October 8, 7-9 pm
  • Thursday, October 22, 7-9 pm
  • Thursday, November 5, 7-9 pm
  • Thursday, November 19, 7-9 pm

Events will be held at various civic or faith community sites throughout the city.

Registration will open after August 15, 2020.

Begun in 2016, Imagining Justice in Baltimore is a program of the ICJS where we say “the sacred can speak to the secular.” Anchored in our understanding that religious traditions other than our own can inspire us, we invite Baltimore to consider how an interreligious understanding of justice can enrich civic life.

This program is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation in partnership with Morgan State University’s Center for the Study of Religion in the City, with additional funding from the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation.