Exploring Religious Freedom in History and Today
|Event Date:||02/05/2011||Event Fee:||No Fee|
|Event Time:||10:00 am - 3:00 pm (registration begins at 9:30 am)|
|Location:||New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street|
New York, NY
Facing History and Ourselves, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and the New York Public Library join together for an educator's workshop on addressing religious diversity and tolerance in history and today.
Facing History will use George Washington's 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island to examine religious tolerance in the early years of the American republic. This event is part of a multi–year Facing History initiative, “Give Bigotry No Sanction,” which draws upon this exchange to begin a public dialogue on the nature of citizenship, religious liberty, and equality in a democracy.,
Tanenbaum will use their pedagogy,The Seven Principles for Inclusive Education
to address current issues of religion and religious freedom in the classroom. Educators will use this pedagogy to gain a better understanding of Religion and the Law and come away with valuable resources to apply to their own curriculum.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore the Library’s exhibition, Three Faiths