MTSU forum tackles religious diversity, respect

MTSU forum tackles religious diversity, respect

Clergy Beyond Borders bus“From Fear to Faith: Advancing Religious Pluralism in America,” a panel discussion by Maryland-based Clergy Beyond Borders, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Tennessee Room of MTSU’s James Union Building.

Participants will include:

  • Dr. Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, ordained rabbi and director of the religious studies program and associate professor of religious studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa.;
  • the Rev. Steve Martin, ordained Methodist minister and executive director of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; and
  • Imam Yahaya Hendi, president of Clergy Beyond Borders and Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

A question-and-answer session will follow the forum, which is co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, the Wesley Foundation and the Jewish Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Saleh Sbenaty at 615-898-2966 or, or visit

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