A JEWISH CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE02/08/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
COMING UP WE’LL MEET WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE SPEAKING AT TONIGHT’S TRIALOGUE – FEATURING A RABBI, AN IMAM AND A CHRISTIAN PASTOR--- DISCUSSING WHETHER RELIGION IS AN OBSTACLE TO PEACE…. Our guests this hour are rabbi Arthur Waskow Rabbi Dr. Arthur Waskow is recognized as one of the leading thinkers of the Jewish renewal movement and has been at the forefront of creating Jewish renewal theory, practice and institutions. He founded and directs The Shalom Center (www.shalomctr.org) which brings Jewish and other spiritual thought and practice to bear on seeking peace, pursuing justice, healing the earth. In 1996, Waskow was named by the United Nations as a “Wisdom Keeper” and in 2001, he was presented with the Abraham Joshua Heschel Award by the Jewish Peace Fellowship. Rabbi Waskow has written a dozen books, his latest of which is "The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope & Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims" which he co-wrote with Sister Joan Chittister and Saadi Shakur Chisti. www.shalomctr.org
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper has been a groundbreaker throughout her ministry and since beginning her ministry over 30 years ago, she has been one of the best known feminist civil rights and peace advocates in the church. She served as the first woman chaplain at Yale University and the first woman Associate Pastor at The Church of Christ at Yale University and now serves as Senior Minister of Judson Memorial Church (American Baptist Church and United Church of Christ) (www.judson.org) in New York City. Rev. Schaper is one of the most widely published women ministers in the U.S. and has authored more than 18 books and articles, including "The Shiver of Grace: Thirty Years of Ordained Ministry." www.judson.org
This conversation included a discussion of the tension between religions, how to have a dialogue without losing your religious identity and the views of the religions on topics such as violence and the role of women.