Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council Sponsors Annual 9/11 Commemoration

The Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Interfaith Alliance and Religion & Society Center, presents:

No Compulsion in Religion:

The Challenge of Faith & Freedom


Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church

2447 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110


We live in a multi-faith society. Yet, historically, our faith traditions have not taught us how to let others be themselves.

Accordingly, compulsion has become a default stance.

 It’s important to remember that there are teachings in our traditions which remind us that there is no compulsion in religion.

Or is there? Is there such a teaching in our traditions?

And, if so, what is its application to society?

Post-keynote panel discussion including:

Keynote Speakerrashid


QASIM RASHID is an author, attorney, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA. Qasim’s new book, “#TalkToMe: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education” is a non-fiction memoir from inspiring thought leaders on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and violence.

SISTER CAROL ZINN, SSJ, Ph.D. of Philadelphia, PA, is the former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. zinn


MuroffRABBI RON MUROFF has served at the rabbi of Chisuk Emuna Congregation as a warm and welcoming Jewish resource, teacher, guide and community builder.


PAUL FULLMER is Chaplain and Director of Service and Volunteerism at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Fulmer

There is no charge for this event.

Light refreshments will be served.



Sponsored by: The Interfaith Alliance of Pennsylvania, The Religion and Society Center, and the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council

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