NYU will host “Social Justice and Religion in the Age of Pope Francis,” a video-linked panel discussion hosted by NYU’s Washington, DC and Buenos Aires academic sites, on Wed., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. EDT.
New York University will host “Social Justice and Religion in the Age of Pope Francis,” a video-linked panel discussion hosted by NYU’s Washington, DC and Buenos Aires academic sites, on Wed., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. EDT.
The event brings together community activists, religious leaders, policy makers, and others to discuss themes of social justice and interfaith collaboration. Since his papalization, Pope Francis has been an advocate for underserved populations and has created a wave of new attention to social justice and climate issues in the global arena. This panel will explore these issues from a multi-faith perspective and examine some of the challenges and triumphs of a faith-based response to social change.
Panelists include: Imam Daayiee Abdullah, founder and executive director of the Muslim Education Center for Creative Academics; Marina Artusa, a journalist for Clarin, an Argentinian newspaper; Father Gustavo Oscar Carrara, whose parish “Santa Maria Madre del Pueblo” is one of the poorest in Buenos Aires; John Gehring, Catholic program director, Faith in Public Life, and author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church; Vicky Kiechel, a faculty member at NYU’s Washington, DC Academic Center; and Rabbi Ernesto Yattah, dean of the Abraham Joshua Heschel Rabbinical School at the Seminario Rabínico Lationamericano Marshall T. Meyer in Buenos Aires.
Registration is required. Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-sponsored with NYU Global Spiritual Life.