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2020 Interfaith Scholar

Updated: Mar 14

UPDATE:

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled for the year.














Reverend Dr. Eric Law, executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, will visit Kenosha March 19-22, 2020, as the third Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence. Dr. Law will visit Carthage and four local congregations to teach us the art of civil conversation. All events are free and open to the public. 


THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

“Difficult Conversations in Polarized Times” 7 p.m., Carthage College, Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Rooms


FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

“Immigration and Race” 7 p.m., American Albanian Islamic Center of Wisconsin

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

“Gun Violence, Fear, and Faith” 9:30 a.m., Beth Hillel Temple


“Us and Them: Myths Debunked” 6 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

“Christian Privilege” 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church


About Reverend Dr. Eric Law

Reverend Dr. Eric Law has been a consultant and trainer since 1990, working with the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist, United Church of Christ, and Lutheran Churches in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, and Europe. He has served as the Congregation Development Officer for the Diocese of New Westminster, Vancouver, B.C., and Diocese of Los Angeles, California. He is also an Episcopal priest, a composer of church music, a photographer, and a playwright.


Dr. Law has authored 10 books, including “Holy Currencies,” “Holy Currency Exchange,” “The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb,” and more. He writes a weekly blog called “The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World.”


Throughout his ministry, he has been involved in interfaith work. He was a part of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian dialogue at the University of Southern California when he was the Campus Minister. He designed and trained facilitators to facilitate city-wide interreligious dialogue on race involving nine major religions after the Los Angeles Riots of 1992, which was sponsored by the interreligious Council of Southern California. Dr. Law also been a part of Jewish-Christian dialogue for religious leaders sponsored by the National Conference for Community Justice in Los Angeles.


The Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence Committee is thrilled to have Dr. Law coming to Kenosha to teach his program Building Bridges Now.

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