Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Forum to Build Religious Tolerance in America

Contact: Michael Larkin

NEW YORK—Working to put an end to public misunderstanding of the peace and justice teachings of the world’s different faith traditions, religious leaders and peace advocates will discuss “Faith and Social Responsibility in a Pluralist Society” on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the 12th-floor lounge in the Lowenstein Center on the Lincoln Center campus. The forum is free and open to the public.

TIME:      6 P.M.
               NEW YORK, NY

Participants representing several world religions practiced in the United States will speak about the principles of social justice and human dignity that animate their faith. The speakers are Ibrahim Abdil-Muid Ramey, director of the Peace and Disarmament Program, Fellowship of Reconciliation; Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Manhattanville; Rev. Chung Ok Lee, head minister of Manhattan Temple of Won Buddhism of America; and Michael Gottsegen, Ph.D., a senior fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Betty Reardon, Ed.D., founding director of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, will moderate the discussion.

The forum is being sponsored by the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, the Temple of Understanding, and the Peace Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. For more information, contact Leonisa Ardizzone, Ph.D., associate professor at Fordham University, at

Founded in 1917, Fordham’s Graduate School of Education prepares teachers, administrators, counselors and psychologists through challenging academic programs that integrate theory with reflective and innovative practice. The school offers graduate programs at the University’s Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester campuses.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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