Lecturer Shares Stories of Interfaith not Fear

Lecturer Shares Stories of Interfaith not Fear Notre Dame College's Abrahamic Center Distinguished Lecturer for 2015 explained to members of the campus and community they can choose to live in fear or live in faith.

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, a former activist in the West Bank, shared personal stories of his selecting to accept and discuss differences: one with a Christian, one with a Muslim and one in his own Jewish family.

In all three, he told the nearly 500 in Regina Auditorium, he could have chosen conflict.

The anecdotes served as examples of how “You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to be Right,” the title of the now interfaith activist’s Abrahamic Center lecture and his recent book. Hirschfield signed copies of the book following his presentation.

The author and international news writer and commentator told accounts of his ride with a driver whose taxi was decked in Christian literature; meeting a Muslim who accused Jews of teaching “hate” for followers of Islam; and how he confronted his mother, who had enrolled her son in “Jewish school,” because she did not keep a kosher home.

 

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