4th Annual Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions: Human Rights in Abrahamic Religions
May 3, 2012 ::: 6:30-8:30pm ::: Eden Seminary Schroer Commons
Organized by Niagara Foundation, Missouri Branch
This complimentary dinner is an opportunity to promote interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding among the members of Abrahamic faiths through emphasizing their commonalities. The event will host three distinguished speakers from Christianity, Judaism, and Islam who will give a short speech and “Human Rights in Abrahamic Religions” in their respective faiths. Please RSVP to email@example.com by May 1st, 2012. Click here to view full event flier.
Dr. David Greenhaw, President of Eden Theological Seminary
Lesley Levin, President and CEO at Behavioral Response
Abdul Haqq, President of Carbondale Muslim Center
Niagara Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that serves societal peace, love and friendship in support of human dignity and the common good by bringing forth the common values of humanity. Niagara Foundation has 22 branches in nine states in the Midwest including Missouri.
Dr. David Mark Greenhaw is the President and Professor of Preaching and Worship at Eden Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Kansas, Lawrence, in Psychology in 1976. Then he received his Master of Divinity from Eden in 1979 and his Ph.D in Theological and Religious Studies in 1987 from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He also has an honorary degree from Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is the co-author of the book Preaching in the Context of Worship and has contributed many chapters in several books such as Proclamation IV, As One With Authority: The Status of Concepts in Preaching,Theology of Preaching, and Passion Sunday. He has contributed many articles and book reviews.
Lesley Levin is the President of Behavioral Health Response (BHR), a not-for-profit private corporation. She received her BA in Sociology from Indiana University and her MSW from Case Western Reserve University. She has over 40 years of experience in the medical, mental health and substance abuse fields. Prior to joining, BHR, Levin worked for Personal Performance Consultants, an international employee assistance program. She currently serves on the North American board of directors for the Union for Reform Judaism and is the Central District Vice Chair for social action. She is also on the Commossion for Social Action of the URJ. Since 1999 Levin has been serving as a Para-Rabbinic Fellow. She received training at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and her primary responsibilities are to assist the local reform rabbis in the areas or Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, leading services, conducting funerals and shiva minyans.
Abdul Haqq is the President and Imam of Carbondale Muslim Center in Carbondale, IL. He has served as Muslim Chaplain in southern Illinois prisons and has been the executive director for Chaplaincy and reintegration of ex-offenders program. He has also been involved with African-American community service organization in Carbondale, IL. Imam Haqq has been active in outreach activities and interfaith dialogue events in southern IL. For many years, he has been the voice of Muslims and has appeared on local newspapers in TVs to talk about issues in Islam.