Interreligious and Intergroup Relations

Jonathan Franklin, Caren Ellis Fried and Clifford Wolf, Co-Chairs
Mission:   

The mission of the AJC Westchester Interreligious & Intergroup Relations Committee (“IIRC”) is to build relationships based on mutual understanding, thereby providing a foundation for cooperation and mutual respect among people of all faiths and ethnicities.

 

The IIRC fills this role by facilitating communication, experiences and discussion among the groups, helping each community understand the concerns and sensitivities of the others. These relationships will enable us to collaborate and advocate on issues of common concern.

 

 Recent Activities:

  • Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast. Last year’s Breakfast honored three members of the clergy for their work in enbracing the diversity within their diverse communities.
  • Shared Roots, Divergent Paths series at Iona College.  The program is in its 13th year.  The Fall 2012 program was enttiled, "Faith in the Public Square" focusing on the perspectives on religion and voting.
  • Sacred Spaces.  Our newest program brings together members of different faiths to attend worship services in diffferent communities. 

More information about the Interreligious and Intergroup Relations Committee is available by clicking here.  


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