These conversations will be held online at 7:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
October 8 | October 22 | November 5 | November 19
Registration opens September 8, 2020
Join ICJS this fall to come together online for study and small-group conversations facilitated by our Justice Leader Fellows around the theme of water justice for Baltimore.
Using the lens of each of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), we will 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 for our biggest questions:
- 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.
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.