Rutgers–Camden Hosts Interfaith Conference for Local Religious Leaders

Rutgers–Camden hosted a free forum for local religious leaders to discuss their approaches for fostering a more just society in Camden and beyond on Friday, Dec. 13.

Habib, Rafey

Rafey Habib

The forum, titled “Religions Working Together for Social Justice: An Interfaith Conference,” was organized by M.A. Rafey Habib, a professor of English at Rutgers–Camden, along with students in his “Literatures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity” course.

“In this conference, we hope to give some indication of how major religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – can work together toward common aims of social justice,” says Habib.

The panel of speakers included: Rabbi David Rabeeya, author of the book A Humanistic Siddur Of Spirituality and Meaning; Imam Faheem Leah of Quba Islamic Center in Camden; Rev. Marilyn Dixon-Hill of Camden Bible Tabernacle; Fr. Martin Gutwein of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Camden; and Kristen Zielinski-Nalen of St. Anthony Padua Roman Catholic Church in Camden.

Habib and his students discussed their visits to various mosques, synagogues, and churches.


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