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Friday, November 1 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Breakout 1.08: Engaging the Other in Religious Education

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Mine Eyes Do Fail with Tears: Anti-Semitism and the Christian Response
Barbara Javore (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States and Europe. There has been an alarming increase in the number of hate crimes targeting Jewish people. Currently only eight states in the U.S. mandate education on the Holocaust, leading to a profound lack of awareness of the effects of anti-Semitism. Sadly, Christian attitudes toward Judaism over the centuries have strongly contributed to anti-Semitic behavior. It is imperative that Christian congregations provide opportunities to educate about anti-Semitism and to establish and strengthen empathic relationships with Jewish congregations.

Sacred, Revolutionary Teaching: Encountering Sacred Difference and Honest Hope
Mary Elizabeth Moore (Boston University)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] Sacred teaching takes many forms across religious traditions, focusing on sacramentality and sacramental living in Christianity, questing in Judaism, and spiritual and social practices in both. At the heart of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions are accents on the sacredness of life, imago dei, and human dignity. The paper analyzes these traditions to discover the textures of sacrality and faces of sacred teaching and learning. Such teaching is revolutionary, engaging spiritual practices and pedagogies of difference to cultivate radical compassion, openness, humility, and hope.

Keywords: abrahamic traditions, anti-semitism, difference, empathy, experiential learning and community-based learning , holocaust, hope, indonesian context, interreligious education, live-in education (immersion education), other, religious conflict, revolutionary, sacred, teaching, white nationalism.

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Mualla Selçuk

Professor, Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Mualla Selçuk graduated from Ankara University School of Divinity with a B.Sc. degree. She was appointed as a research assistant in the same school and later granted a Ph.D. following the dissertation of her doctoral thesis called "Religious Patterns in the Education of... Read More →


Barbara Javore

Minister, Adjunct Professor, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Aesthetic Empathy and Sacred Imagining are intrinsic to the work I am developing.
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Mary Elizabeth Moore

Professor, Boston University

Friday November 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
MacDonald B
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