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SJAC Scholar in Residence Shabbat

Saturday, 16 November, 2019 18 Cheshvan 5780

10:00 AM - 2:30 PMSanctuary

Joe Mihevc offers his inaugural D’var Torah and interactive post-Kiddush discussion:

Exploring Social Justice Work and its Religious Roots:  A Jewish-Christian Conversation

Social justice thought and practices have deep roots in Judaism, most particularly with the Exodus narrative and the Mosaic Covenant.  Christianity also finds inspiration in the same narrative, most recently best articulated by liberation, black and feminist theologies.  This basic Biblical faith provides deep roots and a fundamental orientation to many modern day movements for social justice work locally and globally.  Let’s explore this common thread as we participate in modern struggles to build a better city and world.

Joe Mihevc has in the course of his career been a professor of theology and social ethics as well as a former City Councilor. He is currently a visiting professor at York University focused on urban studies.  His early career focused on global issues like peace and conflict work, and the struggle against apartheid and for human rights in Latin America. His work and teaching for the past 28 years have focused largely on urban issues with a special attention to the challenges of poverty, economic inequality, affordable housing, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

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