Summer LRC Series: Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination

Our constitution guarantees our freedom to express our religion. But what happens when our religious beliefs impact others in society? How can we honor and respect others with different viewpoints? Most recently, the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was the law of the land. But what about traditionalists whose creed says that it is a sin? This conversation is about the line between individual rights and community values…plus the role of government. (Source: LRC)

What does Tree of Life synagogue shooting, Poway synagogue shootings, Christchurch mosque shootings have in common? The motivations behind these attacks differ, but they share one thing in common: The attackers have tried to transform places of worship and peace into spaces filled with violence, fear, and hate. Recently, in our own backyard, we have seen arson fires at Needham synagogue and at a home of a rabbi in Arlington.

Through LRC format, we will have multiple conversations on this topic. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. 

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