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Auburn Resources for the week of May 30
By Kellie Anderson-Picallo
May 25, 2011
This week Auburn features resources on the upcoming Christian and Jewish holidays. Also, start your planning now for the 10th Anniversary of September 11 – Auburn has an excellent resource for your community of faith. Also, a documentary suggestion to help you bridge religious divides. All this and more on the Auburn Web site.
Religious Leader of the Week Suzan Johnson Cook. Click here to watch the first woman and the first African-American to be appointed as Ambassador for Religious Freedom who has been bridging religious divides for decades. Dr. Cook was the first woman to serve as a chaplain for the NYPD and following 9/11 helped traumatized police officers and worked with the city's Muslim leaders.
Prepare New York Start your planning now for 9/11/11. Auburn recommends Prepare New York and click here for more. Prepare New York is a coalition of New York based interfaith organizations including-Auburn Seminary and its Center for Multifaith Education, Interfaith Center of New York, Intersections International, Odyssey Networks,Quest, and Tanenbaum and its Religion and Diversity Education Program, who are committed to preparing New York City (and the nation) for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 by promoting civil dialogue, education about religious pluralism, support for the Muslim community, and coordinating events on the day of the anniversary. September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and 9/11 Communities for Common Ground serve as advisers to the coalition.
Resources for Shavuot Learn more about Shavuot resources from Auburn Rabbi Justus Baird. Click here for great Auburn text study resources.
Resources for Pentecost Consider bringing a justice theme into your Pentecost message. Auburn recommends this great film to take the Pentecost message to a place of generosity and justice.
An Auburn Documentary Resource Preparing for 9/11/11? Let this documentary help your community bridge divides around understanding the Muslim Faith. Click here to learn more about this great resource.
Auburn Lives of Commitment What a fabulous event and we want you to see every minute of it! Click here for the full broadcast. This week Auburn launched theGenerosity and Gender Justice Initiative and click here watch the full panel discussion here and download the Podcast here.
Groundswell Groundswell is a new multi-faith initiative that will help channel the aspirations of the emerging generation and inspire strategic action for justice. We believe that most Americans -- people of faith, as well as atheists, agnostics and the seeking -- are hungry to tap into a calling at the core of their being. Groundswell will offer one way for us to transcend bitter polarization, identify common ground, roll up our sleeves and work together to repair the world. Click here to meet Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur.
Auburn’s Seminarians in Israel Video Learn more about Auburn Seminary’s Seminarians in Israel program that brings together emerging Christian and Jewish faith leaders to visit Israel and the West Bank and experience the region through each other's eyes. Click here to watch this video and learn more about this transformational program.
Looking for more resources from Auburn? Email Rev. Kellie Anderson-Picallo for more information to help your community.
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