There was a Rabbi, a Priest and an Imam…
…who really do have offices alongside each other in The Garden of Peace at Bezek, Turkey.
At home and abroad — including Turkey, Germany, Israel, and Bosnia Herzegovina — Marcie has participated in and written* about extraordinarily difficult and challenging cultural exchange programs and diversity dialogues that inspire her to help people…
“MAKE SENSE OF CHAOS AND CONFLICT THROUGH CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.”
Marcie Lee talks with one group about another, and talks with interfaith and intercultural groups, teaching people how to talk to and about one another with precise words that allow them to:
- process fears
- stop stereotyping
- cease slurs and
- be each others champions for peace
PRESENTATIONS ON INTERFAITH RELATIONS
“ADAM AND EVE AT THE HEART AND IN THE ART OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM”
Three very different theologies emerged from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters of the Hebrew Bible’s text of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and “East of Eden” after their expulsion. Share and delight in discussion of how those theologies are reflected by historical and contemporary artists of these three great religions.
“JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY: DARING TO CROSS THE THEOLOGICAL DIVIDE”
Enumerate and explore differences between Judaism and Christianity. Beginning with their radically different theologies of Adam and Eve’s behavior in the Garden of Eden, understand the departures from Judaism that Christianity fashioned into its New Testament. Understand why for Jews, what Christians call the Old Testament isn’t old, but ever fresh and forever binding. Learn why harmony is possible between Jews and Christians despite irreconcilable religious differences, and how to use language to achieve it.
“AWESOME ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE: OLD TESTAMENT BLUEPRINTS FOR THE BIRTH OF JESUS”
“CHRISTIANS AND JEWS: CHALLENGE, CELEBRATION, AND CONFLICT”
“WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER PEOPLE: HOW JEWS EXPLAIN FAITH WITHOUT JESUS TO THE CHRISTIANS THEY LOVE”
Christians consider salvation through Jesus Christ the greatest gift they can give. What words might Jews use to decline their gift but retain their friendship?
“JEWS RECONSIDERING AND RECLAIMING RESURRECTION”
Often reticent to study resurrection because “it’s too Christian,” an exploration of how the powerful phenomenon that emerges from the Hebrew Bible found its way to the centrality of Christianity while remaining critical to Jewish Theology, its original source. An opportunity for Jews to better understand both their own religion and the extraordinary architecture of Christian Bible and Christian Theology.
“STEPPING STONES TO THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH: ASCENDING TWO DIFFERENT STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN”
“CONFLICTING PARADIGMS OF FORGIVENESS”
“‘THE OLD TESTAMENT’ ISN’T OLD: WHY JEWS SHOULDN’T USE THE TERM AND CHRISTIANS CAN”
“RACISM AGAINST AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: FACING AND ARTICULATING WHAT DRIVES THE UNIQUE DOUBLE STANDARD FOR JEWS AND ISRAEL, AND WHY IT THRIVES”
“JUDAISM’S MULTIPLE RIGHT ANSWERS AND CLASSICAL CHRISTIANITY’S ONE WAY:
PITFALLS AND PROMISE FOR COEXISTENCE OF TWO POWERFUL PARADIGMS”
“THE FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES JEWS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER FOR CHRISTIANS”
“THE NEW TESTAMENT AS SEQUEL TO THE HEBREW BIBLE”
“JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: THE ELUSIVE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHIC”
“JEWISH-MUSLIM RELATIONS: JOINT OPPORTUNITIES TO RE-APPROPRIATE AN HISTORIC HARMONY”
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