The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum present this event that will examine religious minority communities in America–which is often referred to as a ‘melting pot’ nation, and what challenges they face in trying to assimilate to an increasingly secular society.
January 21st, 2018
2:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043
Free and Open to the Public- Registration Required
America is rightfully celebrated for how it protects all religions. Yet our nation is not simply shaped by its religious freedom laws but also by a melting pot culture that has grown increasingly secular. For our minority religions, the desire to assimilate into that culture has become more of a threat with each successive generation. Come hear members of the Muslim, Jewish and Sikh communities reflect on these potentially existential challenges to the survival of their communities on these shores.
Assistant Dean for Religious Life at Howard University
Dr. Rajwant Singh
Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education. Founder and President of EcoSikh
Dr. Ira Weiss
A scholar who frequently lectures on Palestinian-Israel relations