Elijah Interfaith
Summer School and Interreligious Training Seminar, 2021
Live from Jerusalem
“Interreligious Perspectives on Global Solidarity and Caring for the Other”

August 1-5, 2021 on Zoom

This year's summer school program 
will take place on zoom, August 1-5, 2021.

Location

Live from Jerusalem
peta@elijah-interfaith.org

What are religions supposed to do: on what domains of life do they impact and what do they achieve? 
What happens in times of crisis? Do crises enhance the functioning of religion, undermine it or both?
 
The recent COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to study the function of religion at a moment of global crisis. 
 
We will hear from scholars of religion what they understand about the way that religions operate and we will hear from some of the world’s most prominent religious leaders about how they dealt with challenges during COVID-19, through a unique series of interviews carried out by the Elijah Interfaith Institute, titled “Coronaspection”.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the human condition 
  • Interconnectivity: the place of humans in relation to each other and to the universe 
  • The role of religions in social service and acts of kindness
  • The forms and functions of prayer and meditation
  • The role of religious leadership

Summer school activities include

  • academic lectures
  • panels of scholars and religious leaders
  • viewing and analyzing video messages of world religious leaders (Coronaspection project)
  • small group textual study
  • prayer and meditation
  • anchoring activities in religious sites in Jerusalem and elsewhere 
  • bibliodrama workshops
  • guided group discussion

Program

Day 1
01 Aug 2021
Day 2
02 Aug 2021
Day 3
03 Aug 2021
Day 4
04 Aug 2021
Day 5
05 Aug 2021

Welcome and introductions

(including introduction to the topic)
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

The Spiritual basis of our interconnectivity

(pt 1: Judaism and Sikhism)
Ahluwalia
Professor Pal Ahluwalia
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

The Spiritual basis of our interconnectivity

(pt 2 Christianity and Hinduism)
Neelima
Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt
Prof David Ford

The Spiritual basis of our interconnectivity

(pt 3 Buddhism and Islam)
Prof Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Reflections on the day

Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

The Religious Mandate to do Good

(pt 1: Jewish and Sikh case-studies)
Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh
Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh
Micha Odenheimer
Micha Odenheimer

The Religious Mandate to do Good

(pt 2: Muslim and Hindu case-studies)
Swamini Adityananda Saraswati
Swamini Adityananda Saraswati
Plemon
Imam Plemon al-Amin

Bibliodrama

The Drive to do Good
Peta Jones Pellach

Praying Together in Jerusalem

Myriam RENAUD
Professor Myriam Renaud
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach

Review of the week

summary of key lessons and evaluation
Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Peta Jones Pellach
It is possible to register without payment. Please choose the full payment option if you plan to pay later or to request a discount or group price. If you live in Jerusalem, host an overseas visitor and receive a full scholarship to attend the summer school.

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