4 2014

Temple Beth El Comparative Religion

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El 5101 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226

Contact Sue Hummel

The Charlotte community is invited to Temple Beth El for the 17th annual Comparative Religion Series. This year’s theme is EVIL…Human or Divine? Sessions will run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on six consecutive Tuesday evenings, January 21 – February 25, 2014. Educators and religious leaders representing nine Charlotte area faiths will discuss their faith’s perspectives on the topic of EVIL. Our guest lecturers will provide compelling answers to such questions as: How is evil defined in your faith’s theology? Is evil necessary? Is “free will” responsible for evil or is evil preordained? Has there been a theological evolution in your faith’s concept of evil? When confronted with evil, how are one’s actions and responses guided by their faith? There is no charge for these sessions and there is no RSVP necessary! Visit www.beth-el.com  for more information. Please note this is a six week series and we reserve the seventh week, March 4, 2014, as a snow date.

Schedule of Speakers:
• January 21: Rabbi Judy Schindler, Temple Beth El, Reform Jewish perspective and Introduction Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim, Charlotte Torah Center, Orthodox Jewish perspective
• January 28: Father Steve Dalber, St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church–Greek Orthodox perspective
• February 4: Tamar Myers, Former Mennonite African Missionary – Mennonite perspective
• February 11: Representative Jim Pitts, Baha’i Faith perspective Author Sam Wazan, Islamic perspective
• February 18: Reverend Robin Tanner, Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church – Unitarian/Universalist perspective
• February 25: Reverend Dr. Mike Moses, Lead Pastor, Lake Forest Church (Evangelical Presbyterian) – Evangelical Christian perspective
•March 4: Snow date