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The Ways We Remember:

a We Have To Talk conversation for interfaith spiritual leaders

Thursday, October 3

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

5738 Darlington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

As the first anniversary of the shootings at Tree of Life synagogue approaches, we encounter questions about grief and memory:

  • How do our different religious traditions approach death and mourning, especially after acts of violence?

  • What ways of remembering can lead to healing for individuals and neighborhoods?

  • How can a whole community observe a memorial together, across our differences?

For this very special We Have to Talk conversation, we welcome a guest speaker: Dr. Cliff Chanin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Dr. Chanin will share from decades of experience in memorializing shared trauma and loss through artistic expression, education, and storytelling.

We will also hear initial plans for the Remember.Repair.Together commemorations planned for October 27, 2019, and how each of our houses of worship might take part.

As always, we will take time for our own dialogue, too, as we share our own faith traditions and experiences, and continue to get to know one another.

We Have to Talk is an initiative of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania and the Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh that convenes interfaith spiritual leaders to build relationships, encourage understanding, and foster the common good.

This program is open to all spiritual leaders (including both clergy and lay leaders, as leadership is defined in various ways in our diverse traditions).

Your pre-registration is appreciated; please complete the form below.

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