Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman Friday, January 13, 2017
In October 2016, congregants from St. Martin's (our neighbors) and Temple Beth-El joined together for an evening of dialogue on the role of religious faith in a rapidly shifting political culture. The conversation was both spirited and ambitious, and all agreed that we should do it again soon.
In light of that agreement, please join Mark Sutherland, the Rector of St. Martin's, and I, as we host our second Temple-Church conversation. The topic will be: on what authority does religious faith address the concerns of the civic space? Should we, as people of faith, have a voice in the affairs of politics, and if so, what is the source of our authority to address such issues? We will examine the Torah passage of Moses encountering God at the burning bush, and what it teaches us about the relationship between the religious and the political.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm at the Temple for an evening of interfaith conversation, text study, and civic engagement. It promises to be an evening of enlightenment.