RSVP: Welcoming the Stranger
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University is pleased to invite you to its upcoming conference, Welcoming the Stranger. The event will take pace in the Arrupe Multipurpose Room on Georgetown University’s Main Campus. RSVP on the CJC eventbrite today!
About the event:
The Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University is pleased to announce its upcoming conference, Welcoming the Stranger: Abrahamic Hospitality and Its Contemporary Implications. This forum will examine the positive and negative receptions of strangers in the three Abrahamic traditions through Biblical and historical anecdotes. Our examination will be deepened by a reevaluation of welcoming strangers around the world over the past 85 years. From forced isolation leading to genocide, to the refusal of asylum, we seek to understand the repercussions of welcoming and rejecting strangers in our modern, interconnected world.
This conference will include a number of renowned speakers, including:
Dr. Lindsay Balfour, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia College
Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Jewish Chaplain, Georgetown University
Reverend Craig Mousin, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University
Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies, John Carroll University
Rachel Stern, Founding Director and CEO, Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Oppressed, and Banned Artists
More details for this event are coming soon! RSVP is encouraged.
Any person with an accommodation request is welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to meet these accommodation requests to the best of our ability.