Rabbi Romberg Book Talk - A Doorway to Heroism

We are delighted to host a virtual book talk with Rabbi Romberg for our first event in 2022 on January 27.
The program is a joint initiative of the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida and the UNF Interfaith Center.

Imagine a German Jew who was a decorated German soldier in World War I, a resister in Cologne at the start of Hitler’s reign of terror,
and a Silver Star decorated U.S. Army soldier. Three heroic actions, at three different times, in three different places. This is the story of
Richard Stern, whose photograph of his protest hangs in multiple German museums, showing a rare Jewish protest in Nazi Germany.
He was my Great Uncle.

We have now passed the 75th anniversary of World War II. Most of those veterans are gone, and their stories should be preserved, especially those as unique as Richard Stern’s. How many American soldiers served the opposing army in World War I, let alone as decorated German soldiers? How many German war veterans actively opposed the Nazis in the 1930s? How many Jews, after making it safely out of Germany, decided they had to get into the American army despite their age exemption to fight Nazi Germany? His actions that earned him the Silver Star got a burst of publicity in New York City.

Richard Stern’s history connected to the Holocaust is unique. This book tells his full story along with how the Shoah impacted his family.

January 27, 2022   6:30pm

We hope you will take the opportunity to join us and Rabbi Romberg for a virtual discussion of this powerful novel. Learn more about Rabbi Romberg and his book at www.wjackromberg.com

Register here for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rabbi-romberg-book-talk-a-doorway-into-heroism-tickets-236183921467

 

2022 Interfaith Community Dinner

Save the Date – Thursday March 24

Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida is excited to announce are excited to announce Rev. Jennifer Butler, Executive Director of Faith in Public Life will be the keynote speaker for our 2022 Interfaith Dinner.  She will be discussing themes from her book, Who Stole My Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny.

Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting  Tyranny: Butler, Jennifer, McLaren, Brian: 9781735739205: Amazon.com: Books

The Bible has been hijacked. We’ve all seen examples of sacred scripture being used to justify racism, sexism, reactionary politics, and violence.
If you have ever found yourself wondering what Bible some of your fellow believers are reading, then you are not alone. With a foreword
from Brian McLaren, Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny shows how the Bible is an inspiring
handbook for finding your voice for speaking truth.

Scripture is full of stories of those who followed God’s call to resist oppression and pursue compassion, justice, and dignity. Chapters
focus on the liberating God of the Hebrews, the authoritarianism of King Solomon, the dream team of women in the Bible, and how Jesus came
to bring truth and expose the lies of rulers. Each chapter illustrates the lessons of scripture with true stories of courageous religious
communities countering authoritarianism and white supremacy in America today.

Rev Jennifer Butler

How to Respect Other Religions

2022 Interfaith Community Dinner

Save the Date – Thursday March 24

Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida is excited to announce are excited to announce Rev. Jennifer Butler, Executive Director of Faith in Public Life will be the keynote speaker for our 2022 Interfaith Dinner.  She will be discussing themes from her book, Who Stole My Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny.

Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting  Tyranny: Butler, Jennifer, McLaren, Brian: 9781735739205: Amazon.com: Books

The Bible has been hijacked. We’ve all seen examples of sacred scripture being used to justify racism, sexism, reactionary politics, and violence.
If you have ever found yourself wondering what Bible some of your fellow believers are reading, then you are not alone. With a foreword
from Brian McLaren, Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny shows how the Bible is an inspiring
handbook for finding your voice for speaking truth.

Scripture is full of stories of those who followed God’s call to resist oppression and pursue compassion, justice, and dignity. Chapters
focus on the liberating God of the Hebrews, the authoritarianism of King Solomon, the dream team of women in the Bible, and how Jesus came
to bring truth and expose the lies of rulers. Each chapter illustrates the lessons of scripture with true stories of courageous religious
communities countering authoritarianism and white supremacy in America today.

Rev Jennifer Butler

How to Respect Other Religions

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