2021 Six-Week Webinar Series
Part I. Opening Panel
Moderated by Andrew Fiala, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Director of The Ethics Center, Fresno State University
“Education is often thought of as the great equalizer and the hope of the less fortunate. However, educational outcomes are often strikingly unequal in the United States. Poorer schools in urban, minority neighborhoods typically have lower standardized test scores and lower graduation rates than affluent, largely white schools in the suburbs. The problem is not typically that teachers or administrators are racist. Rather, the problem may be that present (and past) institutions have been set up in ways that reinforce disparate outcomes.”
Part II. Book Study Moderators
Four women from various faith perspectives and backgrounds will moderate our interfaith conversations among the representatives of our four faith traditions and their two respondents.
Week 2: Christian Faith
Week 3: Reform Jewish Faith
Part III. Closing Roundtable
Moderated by Jim Grant
Chair, Interfaith Scholar WeekendMore about Jim Grant
“I see an overflow of mercy spilling out in our midst. Hearts have been tested. The crisis has called forth in some a new courage and compassion. Some have been sifted and have responded with a desire to reimagine our world; others have come to the aid of those in need in concrete ways that can transform our neighbor’s suffering. That fills me with hope that we might come out of this crisis better. But we must see clearly, choose well, and act right.” (Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, Pope Francis, p. 7)