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.
In 2010, the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered in Minneopolis, Minnesota to worship, vote and build up the church to further its mission in the world. Click here to learn more about how Auburn equips Christian ministers to thrive amidst the complex challenges of contemporary ministry and here to learn more about Auburn's Presbyterian programs. Hear Presbyterian minister and Auburn President Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson define how to be a bold and resilient church leader by clicking here.
Lenape Tribe of Indians Elder and Former Chief Curtis Zunigha reflects on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th as a continued opportunity for bridging religious divides. Auburn continues to provide resources for 9/11/11 discussion through Prepare New York.Click here to learn more about Prepare New York.
Huffington Post Senior Religion Writer Paul Raushenbush talks about religion in this century's evolving realm of technology. Hear more of Rev. Raushenbush’s recent interview with Krista Tippett ‘Occupying the Gospel’ On Being by clicking here and click here to see his picks for top religion stories of 2011. For more Auburn podcast resources click here.
Pioneer Muslim chaplain Khalid Latif is one of the honorees at Peace Is Possible 2011. Join Auburn next week on November 7th for Peace is Possible by clicking here. Since 2001, Face to Face | Faith to Faith has brought together hundreds of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Face to Face alumni from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, and the United States to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Learn more about Peace is Possible on November 7 by clicking here and Face to Face by clicking here.
Auburn Executive Vice President Rev. Dr. John Vaughn testifies at a senate hearing about ten landmark bills that address child and adult sex trafficking in Washington State. Join the Groundswell of support to protect children from sex trafficking by clicking here. Learn more about calling on Village Voice Media to permanently shut down Backpage.com’s Adult section by clicking here.
On March 29, faith leaders including The Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson and Valarie Kaur, Director of Groundswell, gathered in New York City to hand-deliver nearly 250,000 petition signatures demanding that Village Voice Media cease running advertisements in the Adult section of its Web site Backpage.com that others have used to sell and buy minors for sex. Join the Groundswell of Responsibility campaign by clicking here.
Ari Hart is co-founder of Uri L’Tzedek, the first Jewish-Orthodox social justice organization. He has been a voice in creating awareness around making Kosher food laws Yosher which means ethical. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to religion and justice by clicking here. Click here for Auburn resources for Religion in a Multifaith World.
Voted one of Wall Street Journal's 'Top 10 Documentaries to Watch' at last week's Sundance Film Festival, “Love Free or Die” explores the personal story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom. Learn more about the film by visiting the “Love Free or Die” website by clicking here. This film is directed by Macky Alston, Senior Director of Auburn Media. To learn more about Auburn Media click here and to learn more about Auburn’s commitment to troubling the waters and healing the world click here.
During this recent CNN interview, Irshad Manji urges for tolerance and understanding around Islam and for moderate Muslim voices to gain wider news coverage. Auburn’s Center for Multifaith Education is a leader in bridging religious divides. Learn more about how Auburn can be a resource to your leadership in a multifaith world by clicking here.
Melissa Harris-Perry reflects on the power of hope to create bridges for social transformation at Auburn's Peace is Possible Benefit. To learn more about this year's Peace is Possible on November 7, 2011, click here. To learn more about Auburn's Face to Face program that equips youth leaders of many faiths to pursue justice and heal communities click here.