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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 ...

with Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin 

Monday, April 17, 2023

10 AM - 11:30 AM

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Together with our brand new partner, the Center for Interfaith Collaboration, we are excited to invite spiritual leaders to join us for a morning of invigorating conversation with two national leaders in interfaith thought: Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University and Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach. 

Rev. Liddy Barlow will moderate a conversation between Rabbi Salkin and Imam Antepli on "Religion in America." In an increasingly diverse and highly partisan nation, what role can religion and our interfaith relationships play in strengthening communities? As always at our "We Have to Talk" events, there will be ample opportunities for you to share your own ideas and experiences as you nurture new and continued connections with your colleagues. 

Join us from 10 a.m. to 11:30 at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh 15217. Please enter on the Darlington Avenue side of the main building. Admission is free, and registration (via the form below) is much appreciated but not required.

This event is intended primarily for spiritual leaders: clergy and religious and those holding lay leadership roles in houses of worship and faith institutions across Southwest Pennsylvania. (For the general public, Salkin and Antepli will also be speaking on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, 15206.)


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