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Saturday, February 27 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Keynote: The Promise of Interfaith Dialogue in the ESL Classroom and Beyond

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Intolerance, hatred, and violence against religions have been on the rise in the US and worldwide. Education is the most powerful antidote to religious intolerance. In order to create a more just and tolerant society, students need to learn about different religious traditions and interact with people of various faiths. Interfaith dialogue seems particularly difficult in a time when white Christian nationalism is on the rise. However, as this presentation demonstrates, interfaith dialogue provides tools for peace- and bridge-building that seem particularly important in our present moment.

Speakers
avatar for Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University
Gregor Thuswaldner (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) joined Whitworth University as Provost and Executive Vice President at Whitworth University in July 2020. From 2016 to 2020, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities as well as Acting... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am PST
Riverfront Park Room