Religious Tolerance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Organization: Manhattan Multicultural Counseling
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Church
|Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2013 / 7:00 pm - (EST)||End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2013 / 8:30 pm - (EST)|
Celebrating the first declaration of Human Rights and Religious Freedom from Ancient Persia
June 12, 2013 New York, NY
On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 7 PM, Manhattan Multicultural Counseling will be hosting the panel discussion ‘Religious Tolerance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam’ at the St. Francis of Assisi Church at 135 W. 31st Street in Manhattan to celebrate the message of human rights and religious freedom espoused by the Cyrus Cylinder, the 2,500-year-old artifact arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the following morning.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet with and hear from Dr. John Curtis of the British Museum, curator of the special exhibit 'The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia' opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer, and Special Representative Farah Pandith from the U.S. Department of State.
About Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMC):
MMC’s programs, specifically its Multicultural Summer Youth Program, promotes tolerance and teaches students about human rights based on the message of the Cyrus Cylinder. The mission of the Summer Youth Program is to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by developing multicultural competency and embracing a culture of peace among adolescents in all societies. Teens of different backgrounds are encouraged to “recreate the age of the Cyrus Cylinder” by learning to shift their perspective from unawareness or preconceived notions to one marked by respect for differences.
Dr. John Curtis, OBE, FBA
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky
Father Dominic Monti, O.F.M.
Ms. Farah Pandith