December 16, 2015
The Dignity of Difference
Beginning Wednesday, September 9, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
in the council room
Can a Rabbi help us avoid the clash of civilizations, whose noisy conflicts are in the news every day? Join Kristine Wallace for a Wednesday Night Alive! class to explore The Dignity of Difference by Jonathan Sacks. We’ll consider many questions the book raises. Why has religion emerged in the 21st century as a powerful presence on the world stage? Genesis versus Plato: does Biblical monotheism mean that there is only one gateway to God? What was the particular Hebrew understanding of justice and how can that help us today? What does it mean that we are all made in the image of God? How does the alphabet relate to God’s covenant with the Israelites at Mt. Sinai? How do we forgive, and why is forgiveness so hard? No lectures, no exams. Come prepared for a lively conversation.