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  • Tachmindji Event: Interfaith Peacebuilding in our Communities

    October 28, 2018
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The eighteenth annual Tachmindji Event for Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding

    American University School of International Service,
    Sunday, October 28, 6:00-9:00 pm

    This year’s Tachmindji Event features Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington and long-term advocate for community-based, interfaith dialogue. Faith leaders from two other traditions will respond to his presentation, and an open discussion will follow. The event recognizes Gerry’s many decades of work in dialogue, collaboration, and human rights work between Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and other faiths.

    Rabbi Serotta has served as the Rabbi of Shirat HaNefesh Congregation in Chevy Chase  and as Executive Director of the interreligious organization Clergy Beyond Borders. Previously, Rabbi Serotta served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase and as Director of the Hillel Foundation at George Washington University. He was the Founder and Chair of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America, and he chaired the Board of Chaplains of George Washington University for many years..

    Respondents to Rabbi Serotta include Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University and Dr. Matthew Taylor, Protestant Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies will also respond.  Both of them bring a deep understanding  and experience with interfaith relations and bridge-building. Questions, discussion and reception follow.

    Join us for a stimulating presentation, interfaith conversation, and a different vision for interfaith peace work. Reception included. Open to the public with no charge, thanks to the generous support of Diane Tachmindji. RSVP by Oct. 25

    American University
    School of International Service
    Washington DC
    (at corner of Nebraska Ave. NW and New Mexico Ave. NE)

    FREE parking underneath the SIS building.  For more information see flyer below:

    The Consortium and the Chaplains Office of American University are co-sponsoring this event all students, faculty members, interfaith leaders and the wider public in the D.C. metro.  It will take place at the School of International Service at American University on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6:00-9:00 pm.



    School of International Service, Founder’s Room
    American University
    4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
    Washington DC
    (SIS parking at Nebraska and New Mexico)