Interfaith Panel Will Discuss “The Meaning of Jerusalem”

HARTFORD, CONN. (February 2, 2018) – Three world religions - and millennia of conflict and coexistence - converge in the ancient city of Jerusalem. On February 21, leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will come together in Hartford for a moderated panel discussion about the cultural, spiritual and modern political significance of this ancient crossroads.

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and the Jewish Community Relations Council, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, “The Meaning of Jerusalem” will take place on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front Street, Hartford. Heidi Hadsell, Ph.D., President of Hartford Seminary, will moderate the discussion with panelists Saud Anwar, M.D., Co-Chair of the American Muslim Peace Initiative and Mayor of the Town of South Windsor; Rabbi Tuvia Brander, Rabbi of Young Israel of West Hartford; and Reverend Stephen W. Camp, Senior Pastor of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford.

The program is part of the Year of Civil Discourse, a Federation initiative to enable vibrant, respectful and productive discussion on issues of common concern, and Israel@70, a yearlong commemoration of the establishment of Israel presented by Federation and the Mandell Jewish Community Center with support from the Jewish Community Foundation.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. To register, visit bit.ly/MeaningofJerusalem.


Photo caption: A panel of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders will discuss the significance of Jerusalem at a free program at Infinity Hall in Hartford on February 21. From left: moderator Heidi Hadsell, Ph.D., President of Hartford Seminary, and panelists Saud Anwar, M.D., Co-Chair of the American Muslim Peace Initiative and Mayor of the Town of South Windsor; Rabbi Tuvia Brander, Rabbi of Young Israel of West Hartford; and Reverend Stephen W. Camp, Senior Pastor of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford.