Rutgers–Camden to Host Interfaith Conference for Local Religious Leaders

Rutgers–Camden will host a free forum for local religious leaders to discuss their approaches for fostering a more just society in Camden and beyond 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

The forum, titled “Religions Working Together for Social Justice: An Interfaith Conference,” is organized by M.A. Rafey Habib, a professor of English at Rutgers–Camden, along with students in his “Literatures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity” course.

“In this conference, we hope to give some indication of how major religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – can work together toward common aims of social justice,” says Habib.

The talk, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in room 121 of Armitage Hall, located on Fifth Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers–Camden campus. Lunch will be served.

The panel of speakers will include: Rabbi David Rabeeya, author of the book A Humanistic Siddur Of Spirituality and Meaning; Imam Faheem Leah of Quba Islamic Center in Camden; Rev. Marilyn Dixon-Hill of Camden Bible Tabernacle; Fr. Martin Gutwein of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Camden; and Kristen Zielinski-Nalen of St. Anthony Padua Roman Catholic Church in Camden.

Habib and his students will also discuss their visits to various mosques, synagogues, and churches.

For directions to Rutgers–Camden, visit camden.rutgers.edu/resources/getting-to-campus.

For further information, contact M.A. Rafey Habib at 856-225-6554 or mhabib@camden.rutgers.edu.

Tom McLaughlin
856-225-6545
thomas.mclaughlin@camden.rutgers.edu

Other News Stories

November 26, 2013
Jacob Camacho, a student in Rutgers–Camden’s master of fine arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program, draws much inspiration from the struggles – and resilience – of his proud Chamorro heritage.
November 26, 2013
Courtenay Cavanaugh, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden, dedicates her research to examining the impact of violence on women and children's health and development, including risk and resilience for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
November 26, 2013
As a Camden County assistant prosecutor for 25 years, Diane Marano witnessed the devastating effects of gun violence on the city’s youth. She's now exploring the critical issues surrounding juvenile gun violence as a Ph.D. candidate in the childhood studies program at Rutgers–Camden.
November 25, 2013
A Rutgers–Camden professor’s research paper has been recognized as one of the 10 best manuscripts published in 2012 in New Jersey.
November 20, 2013
Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management.

Pages