Years in the making, the uprising in Egypt began with a Facebook page and grew into a revolution. The media has turned to many voices during the past two weeks and Auburn recognizes Egyptian journalist and Muslim Mona Eltahawy for her thoughtful analysis. This clip from CNN shows Eltahawy urging for stronger media responsibility in their coverage of the uprising. To learn more about the powerful intersection between religion and social change, click here for Auburn resources.
Co-Founder of Young Women for Change, an organization empowering Afghan women socially, politically, and economically, Noorjahan is one of the Auburn Honorees for May 2nds Lives of Commitment Breakfast. Join us for Lives of Commitment by clicking here and be inspired by these amazing women of change. Auburn Seminary’s 16th Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast is honoring women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice and click here for ticket information.
Author, filmmaker and speaker Irshad Manji speaks about her Muslim faith and efforts to promote Muslim reform. Join Auburn Media on February 7th to hear Irshad Manji at the Future in Faith program at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Click here to learn more about this 3-part Future in Faith program that brings Auburn in partnership with Fifth Avenue, Brick and First Presbyterian Church. Click here to learn more about Irshad Manji.
Hollywood Adventist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Bell speaks about why his church is divesting from Bank of America. All around the country, a growing number of churches, mosques and synagogues are switching bank accounts. They’re withdrawing millions of dollars out of big banks, like Bank of America and Wells Fargo, and putting their money into community banks and credit unions. Click here to listen to the full interview on Interfaith Voices. Learn more about Rev. Bell's church by clicking here and to learn more about the PICO National Network click here.
Israeli Face to Face participant Gedalia Gillis is working to bridge religious divides through Face to Face. Join Auburn for the 10th Anniversary of Peace is Possible this November 15th by clicking here. Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation ready to lead in a multifaith global society. To learn more about Face to Face click here.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was celebrated at Auburn Lives of Commitment, where more than 500 gathered to honore women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to women's leadership and see highlight's of Lives of Commitment by clicking here.
Rev. Gilford Monrose has made a New Year’s Resolution to enact Immigration Reform and build a more welcoming community. Be a part of this campaign and make your New Year’s Resolution to make a difference in this critical issue. Click here to learn more about Auburn’s commitment to immigration reform. Click here to learn how you can make your New Year’s Resolution.
Founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community that stands at the intersection of spirituality and social justice, Sharon is one of the Auburn Honorees for May 2nds Lives of Commitment Breakfast. This Wednesday, join us for Lives of Commitment by clicking here and be inspired by these amazing women of change. Auburn Seminary’s 16th Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast is honoring women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice and click here for ticket information.
In 2001, George Bush shared these words of respect to all Muslims in response to the events of September 11th. George Bush is just one of the voices featured in the video Some Things People Said That You May Have Forgotten and click here to watch the full video. For more resources to help your community plan for the upcoming 10th Anniversary of September 11th click here. To learn more about Prepare New Yorkclick here.
What’s Your Calling? For Rev. Shonda Nicholas its equality for all LGBT people and helping them find their voice. Look for the powerful documentary The Calling that is asking this question next week on PBS December 20 and 21st. Click here to learn more about Auburn's support of The Calling and here be a part of this What’s Your Calling campaign and share how you will help heal the world.
In the wake of the tragedy in Wisconsin, Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur hand-delivered 4000+ messages from Groundswell supporters across the country to the families and community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Valarie delivered these messages of healing and hope during the first service at the Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) since the mass shooting where the children of the six men and women who were killed in the attack accepted the letters on the community's behalf. Stand with Auburn in support of these Sikh families and victims by clicking here. Send your message of hope by clicking here. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to healing and repairing the world by clicking here.