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PRESENTERS:

Mehnaz M. Afridi 
Director, Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Interfaith Education, Manhattan College 

Leonard Grob 
Professor Emeritus, Fairleigh Dickinson University 

Rabbi Dr. Ira Bedzow, Senior Scholar
Aspen Center for Social Values
Director, Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program, NY Medical College

John K. Roth
Founding Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College

Khaleel Mohammed
Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies, San Diego State University

Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski
Emeritus Director, Professor of Social Ethics, Catholic-Jewish Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union.

Thomas V. Wolfe, President
The Iliff School of Theology

Rabbi Michael Schudrich
Chief Rabbi of Poland

Brian Murphy
Non-Profi t Consultant, Latz & Co., Chicago

Rabbi Marc Sack
Temple Judea, Ft. Myers, FL

Rev. Jane Keener-Quiat
Emeritus Pastor, Aspen Community Church

Tim Crain, Director
National Catholic Holocaust Education Center, Seton Hill University

Jon Fox-Rubin
Director, Valley Settlement

Rev. Charla Belinski
Assoc. Pastor, Snowmass Chapel

Rev. Will Fisher
St. Peter’s of the Valley Episcopal Church

Rabbi Mendel Mintz
Jewish Community Center Chabad, Aspen

Rev. Dr. Dieter Heinzl
Ladue Chapel, St. Louis

Carolyn H. Manosevitz
Executive Director, The Fund for Interfaith Understanding
 
 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SUNDAY, 3 JUNE 
4:00-4:30pm: Registration
4:30-5:15pm: Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland:
Jews Discovering Their True Roots and How They Become Jews
While Still Remaining Polish
5:30-7:00pm: Reception and gallery talk by artist carolyn h. manosevitz

MONDAY, 4 JUNE
9:30-10:30am: Panel discussion: Encountering the Stranger
Rabbi Marc Sack, Dr. Tim Crain, Rev. Dr. Deiter Heinzl,
Rev. Charla Belinski. Moderator: Rev. Will Fisher
10:35-11:00am: Small group discussions
11-11:15am: Break
11:15-11:55am: Dr. John K. Roth: So Many Borders: Refugees, Religions,
Responsibilities
12-12:25: Small group discussions
12:30-2:00: Lunch on your own
2-2:40: Dr. Khaleel Mohammed: Islam and Genesis 17
2:45-3:10: Small group discussions

TUESDAY, 5 JUNE
9:30-10:10am: Dr. Leonard Grob: Protecting the Stranger: Christian
Rescuers During the Holocaust
10:15-10:40am: Small group discussions
10:40-11:00 Break
11-11:40: Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski: Religiously Based Hatred and the
Holocaust: 21st Century Lessons
11:45-12:10: Small group discussions
12:10-1:40: Lunch on your own
1:45-2:25: Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe: The Shaping Power of Humility
2:30-2:55: Small group discussions

WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE
9:30-10:10: Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi: I Am the Stranger: Being a Muslim in
America Today
10:15-10:40: Small group discussions
10:40-11:00am: Break
11:00am-12:00pm: Panel discussion: Letting the Stranger In
Khaleel Mohammed, Rev. Jane Keener-Quiat, Rabbi Dr. Ira Bedzow,
Dr. Jon Fox-Rubin. Moderator: Rev. Dr. Dieter Heinzl
12:00pm: Adjourn