We’re so grateful to all who joined us on August 2nd for Tanenbaum’s book talk, Religicide: Confronting the Roots of Anti-Religious Violence, with author, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett. Check out photos from the evening below, and watch a recording of the event here.
The audience heard from Dr. Bennett as she drew parallels between her experience as a Jew fleeing persecution in Poland to cases of religious persecution happening today.
Dr. Bennett then joined Tanenbaum CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler, for a stimulating Q&A session discussing topics such as the impact faith actors, like Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers in Action Network, have in addressing harmful propaganda to prevent the dehumanization of religious communities. The conversation wrapped with a call to action for the international community to unite in preventing the weaponization of religion that breeds religicide.
The evening culminated with an intimate book signing by Dr. Bennett.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors at the Muslim Community Network, New York Board of Rabbis, Interfaith Center of New York, New York City Office of Faith Based and Community Partnerships, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, along with others.
A special thank you to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Archdiocese of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, Rev. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Andreas Vithoulkas, and Rev. Protopresbyter Nicolas Kazarian, for reminding us of the welcoming spirit that makes up the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only house of worship damaged and rebuilt following the September 11th attacks.