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.
Christian country music star and outspoken LGBT activist Chely Wright is bridging divides between faith and activism. Join Auburn in celebrating Chely at the Friday May 6th Lives of Commitment Breakfast at Cipriani in New York City. Click here to learn how you can buy your tickets or table to Auburn's 2011 LOC Breakfast and click here to learn more about the six women who will be celebrated at Auburn's Lives of Commitment 2011.
Auburn mourns the death and celebrates the extraordinary life of Wangari Maathai who created a movement of justice to heal the world one tree at a time. Click here to learn more about Wangari’s story through the documentary resource Taking Root and how it can inspire leadership in your community. Click here for more information about Wangari Maathai and her continued influence in justice and peacemaking.
In the wake of the death of gay rights advocate David Kato in Uganda, Auburn recommends the documentary resource A Jihad for Love which tells the story of Imam Hendricks, an openly gay Muslim fighting for LGBT equality in South Africa. For information on this documentary resource click here. For more Auburn resources on LGBT equality click here.
Pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church, an Evangelical church in the Bronx and previously the Executive Director of The Sister Fund. Kanyere 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.
One of six global nominees for the Coexist Prize, Joshua Stanton has been a leading voice for Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, Religious Freedom USA, and State of Formation. Learn more about JIRD by clicking here and the Coexist Foundation by clicking here.
As the Democratic and Republican summer conventions approach, the conversation about religious liberty has never been more fierce. Catholic Nun Sister Simone Campbell is an organizer of the Nuns on the Bus which is a cross-country bus tour of sisters sponsored by NETWORK, to promote attention to social justice and to protest the House Republican budget that drastically cuts safety net programs and disproportionately targets the poor. Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, spoke outside of Ryan's office in Janesville, Wis., following a meeting with his staff. Follow the Nuns on the Bus by clicking here.
Rabbi Joshua Frankel, now a rabbi in Tel Aviv, is an alum of Auburn’s Christian-Jewish Seminarian program on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. This week, a third cohort of American rabbinical students and Christian seminarians is visiting Israel and the West Bank to experience the region through each other's eyes for the first time. For more information contact Rabbi Justus Baird or Rev. J.C. Austin. For more Auburn resources to bridge religious divides click here.
Country Music star, Christian and LGBT activist Chely Wright shares her story of activism and faith at Auburn’s Lives of Commitment Breakfast on May 6th. The first openly gay female country music star, Wright is a tireless activist for LGBT issues. Watch the full broadcast of Auburn's Lives of Commitment by clicking here and download the podcast by clicking here. To learn more about the six women honored at Lives of Commitment click here. To learn more about Auburn click here and to learn more about Auburn's Generosity and Gender Justice Initiative click here.
Activist Gabriela Rivera 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.
As the observance of Ramadan concludes, Muslim author and professor Samar Jarrah speaks to the special experience of observing this holiday as a Muslim in the U.S. Find out more about Auburn’s resources for Ramadan by clicking here, including the the rest of this interview with NPR's Speaking of Faith.