Elijah Interfaith
Summer School and Interreligious Leadership Seminar

Week 1: July 31 - August 5, 2016
Week 2: August 8 - 11, 2016

Jerusalem

Our unique combination of academic learning, shared spiritual experience and community-building, bringing together scholars, religious leaders and interfaith activists from around the world, prepares participants for dialogue at the highest level.
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Location

Swedish Theological Institute
58 Rehov HaNeviim, Jerusalem
053-5251587peta@elijah-interfaith.org

 

Time to Seminar:

Week 1, July 31st- August 5th

Religious Leadership”: a seminar on the qualities and challenges of religious leadership today, examining the belief systems and practices of exemplary leaders from five religious traditions.

 

Week 2, August 8th-11th:

“Religious Leadership”: a training workshop for emerging religious leaders exploring new models to answer contemporary challenges.

Day 1
31 Jul 2016
Day 2
01 Aug 2016
Day 3
02 Aug 2016
Day 4
03 Aug 2016
Day 5
04 Aug 2016
Day 6
05 Aug 2016
Day 7
08 Aug 2016
Day 8
09 Aug 2016
Day 9
10 Aug 2016
Day 10
11 Aug 2016

The Meaning of “Leadership”

WELCOME: Introductions to each other and to the site

“Who are the Religious Leaders we Admire? What are their Qualities?”
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Case study 1: The Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader the Tibetan people and a member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders. He carries on a...
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Vanessa Rebecca Sasson

Introduction to chevruta method

Text Study 1: Buddhist views on qualities of leadership.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Group Discussion

 How does the Dalai Lama personify qualities of leadership?
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Leadership and Community Building

Text study 2:

Christian views on leadership
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Bibliodrama: Christian leadership

Case Study 2 – Life of St Benedict
Peta Jones Pellach

Text study 3:

Jewish views on leadership
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Personal testimony 4:

The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-Making (Part 1)
Rabbi Michael Melchior

Visit to Dormition Abbey

Meeting with Fr Gregory and participation in Vespers.
Members of the Benedictine Community

Religious Leadership responds Secular (political) Challenges

Text study 5:

Muslim views on Leadership
Peta Jones Pellach

Personal testimony 1:

Muslim ideals of leadership – how do they stand up to contemporary challenges?
Qadi Muhammad Abu Obied

Personal testimony 2:

On being a Muslim religious leader -facing the challenges of today.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Case study 3:

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – responding to the challenges of Jewish leadership today.
Rabbi Gideon Sylvester

Religious Leadership and Social Responsibility and Activism

Case study 4:

On being a Hindu religious leader –  Sudhamani Mata Amritananda, (Amma). Amma  is known all over the world today and has inspired and started innumerable humanitarian services. She is a...
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Dr. Amanda J. Lucia

Lecture:

Introduction to the concept of  “Religious Genius”. Amma as a Religious Genius.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Theoretical studies:

(i) The challenges for Hindu leadership today. Lecture. (ii) Hindu models of leadership.
Dr Anantanand Rambachan

Bibliodrama: Hindu Leadership

Case study 5: The life of Mahatma Gandhi (followed by optional visit to the Kotel).
Peta Jones Pellach

How to Lead: Balancing Leadership and Humility

Personal testimony 3:

On being a Christian religious leader -facing the challenges of today. Pope Francis.
Bishop William Shomali

Personal testimony 4:

On being a Jewish religious leader – facing the challenges of today.
Rabbi Menachem HaCohen

Bibliodrama: Jewish Leadership

The life of Rav Kook.
Peta Jones Pellach

Visit to Rav Kook House

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, Tz’l (1865-1935) is the most significant Jewish religious figure in modern times.
Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein

Religious Leadership and HOPE for the future

Text study 4:

 Interreligious studies: women and religious leadership
Peta Jones Pellach

Personal testimony 4:

The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-Making (Part 2)
Dr Alick Isaacs

Review and Evaluation of the week

Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

A vision of HOPE (including HOPE Network)

A new role for world religious leaders. Preparing for the week(s) to come.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Chevruta text-study:

Crisis of the Holy.
Peta Jones Pellach

Airing Questions from Chevruta (Part 1)

Moderated group discussion – the link between Crisis of the Holy and Leadership – the challenges for leadership today.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Airing Questions from Chevruta (Part 2)

Moderated group discussion – the link between Crisis of the Holy and Leadership – the challenges for leadership today.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Jigsaw exercise: Prayer in different traditions

Similarities & differences. What this teaches re the challenge of side-by-side prayer.
Peta Jones Pellach

Review of idea of Religious Genius

Review of idea of “Religious Genius,” both as a lens for viewing Leadership and as content/ method for building a network and sharing wisdom.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Methodological training

Studying sacred texts.
Peta Jones Pellach

Jigsaw Exercise

Jigsaw – studies on Compassion, Peace, Love from across traditions.
Peta Jones Pellach

Methodological Training

Possibilities and Perils of Using Religious Texts in Peace-making.
Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye

The “Crisis of the Holy” we Face (Part 1)

Discussion: The “crisis of the holy” we face. Identifying issues.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

The “Crisis of the Holy” we Face (Part 2)

Discussion: The “crisis of the holy” we face. Will sharing wisdom, prayer, joint activity help us cope with our local challenges?
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Methodological Training

Methodological training (cont.) More techniques to improve facilitation and text-teaching skills.
Peta Jones Pellach

What Next?

What next? Working through each participant’s next steps. Creating a Network – hub to periphery.
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

FINAL LUNCH:

Sharing wisdom
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July 31st – August 5th

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July 31st – August 11th

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