BY JESSICA JENKINS
From our colleagues at Auburn Seminary:
On this tenth anniversary of 9/11, will a new movement of compassion, social justice, and moral calling emerge from the shadows? Will religion be a spark that reignites our moral imagination?
Auburn Seminary is delighted to host an exciting conversation about a new vision for an American social action movement at the 2011 Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture on September 6th at 7 p.m. at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC in New York City.
Four visionary thought leaders will explore this topic: Valarie Kaur, Director of Groundswell, Auburn's major new initiative to spark and empower a new multifaith movement for justice, and award-winning filmmaker (Divided We Fall, 2008); Ari Wallach, Co-founder, The Great Schlep and social innovation expert; Beth Zemsky, organizational consultant and social change strategy expert; and Hussein Rashid, Professor of Religion at Hofstra University and Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches.
We hope you'll be able to attend. Click here to RSVP.
This event will be live streamed at www.auburnseminary.org/groundswell on Tuesday, September 6.
The Lectures are underwritten by the May and Samuel L. Rudin Family Foundation. Groundswell is an initiative of Auburn Seminary.
The 2013 Stanford University Baccalaureate address by Groundswell's Founding Director, Valarie Kaur.
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Our report back to you about how things are going, what we’ve learned, and what we think is next for Groundswell and Auburn Action.