Sun, Mar 10|
Folkshul & Jews for a Secular Democracy 2 Part Workshop
Join Folkshul & SHJ to learn about and then take concrete steps to ensure our democracy remains secular.
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Philadelphia, Address to be given upon registration
About the event
Jews for a Secular Democracy: A Jewish Perspective on Church-State Separation
Jews are among the many religious minorities whose American experiences have benefited immeasurably from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The notion of freedom of and freedom from religion was among our Founders’ great innovations, yet it has been battled over politically ever since. In recent years, reactionary religious fundamentalists have achieved unprecedented access to governmental and judicial power, seeking to turn the clock back to a time of supremacy of one religion over all others.
Join Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, for a conversation about how the movement’s Jews for a Secular Democracy initiative (www.JFASD.org) galvanizes the Jewish community to defend church-state separation on issues such as abortion rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and secular education in schools. We will discuss the roles we can all play in defending religious freedom, to be followed in February with a training session toward concrete action steps.