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Prayer in Public: Muslim, Jewish, and Civic Leaders Respond

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:30 pm7:30 pm

What stance should religious minorities take when it comes to the role of religion, ritual, and prayer in the American public square? Is it preferable to accommodate religion, even if it hews to the majority Christian culture? Alternatively, is it better to advocate for a neutral and even godless public square?

The recent Supreme Court case of Kennedy v. Bremerton School District has brought this question to the fore once again and has evoked a range of responses among religious minorities.

Join Hartman Fellows Tamara Mann Tweel, Program Director at The Teagle Foundation, Imam Abdullah Antepli, Associate Professor of the Practice of Interfaith Relations, Duke Divinity School and Sanford School of Public Policy, and Rori Picker Neiss, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St Louis, for a conversation about the meaning, challenges, and opportunities of being a religious minority in 21st century America.

This session is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need for this moment.

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