…and they talked about their religions in an open, thoughtful manner.
No, it’s not a joke, it’s a day at the Library! As part of our Three Faiths programming, we have a series called The 411 on Faith: Communities in Dialogue, in which local faith leaders get together and discuss their beliefs and how religious traditions shape life in NYC. The above photo was taken at the Woodlawn Heights Library program in December, which was filled with neighborhood types asking intelligent questions. If you’ve ever wanted to ask a Muslim, a nun, or a rabbi a question about their religion, here’s your chance! The remaining 411 on Faith programs are at the St. Agnes Library (Upper West Side) on Thursday, January 13; the Webster Library (Upper East Side) on Thursday, February 17; and at the Riverdale Library (in Da Bronx) on Tuesday, February 22.
(In this picture, from left to right: Dr. Muhammad Al-Rahman, Director of the Faith and Cultural Wellness Center in the Bronx; Rabbi Dr. Jonathan I. Rosenblatt, Senior Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center; and Sr. Mary Jane Deodati, Sister of Divine Compassion, and the Executive Director of the Thorpe Family Residence in the Bronx’s Crotona/Fordham section. Not pictured is series moderator Henry Goldschmidt, Education Program Associate at the Interfaith Center of New York.)