We Have to Talk is a network of interfaith spiritual leaders from across Southwest Pennsylvania: over 500 clergy and lay people who gather to build relationship across our diverse traditions through conversation and action.

Our network's core principles are named in our statement of purpose, Living Faithfully With One Another.

We Have to Talk offers both large thematic gatherings and small, informal "Spiritual Leader Spaces" throughout the year. The key organizing partners are Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania and the Center for Loving Kindness at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh.

Our network began in the days immediately following the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018. Should we cancel a planned interfaith gathering the following week? we wondered. No, we agreed. Because: we have to talk.

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We Have to Talk about ...

Repairing the World, Right Here in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Four years after the 10.27.2018 attack on the congregations worshiping at the Tree of Life Synagogue building, we invite interfaith spiritual leaders to a special screening of the documentary film Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life by Not In Our Town.

Our time will be spent watching the 82-minute documentary and having intimate table conversations with colleagues:

  • How did the aftermath of the attack resonate differently in various parts of the community?

  • How does an event in one of Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods affect the other 89 -- and the whole region?

  • Four years later, how have we changed?

  • What would it take for Pittsburgh truly to be "stronger than hate"?

Light refreshments will be served. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Advance RSVPs are appreciated though not required; please complete the form below.