Of Many Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Series)

ofmanyOn Sunday, March 22nd, the Pluralism Project hosted a screening and panel discussion of the film Of Many at the Cambridge Public Library.

About the film Of Many: Set against the dramatic backdrop of violence in the Middle East and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, who serve as university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. Timely and humorous, this short documentary offers an inspiring and hopeful narrative in the face of a seemingly irreconcilable conflict. (www.ofmanyfilm.com/trailer/)

The panel, moderated by Dr. Diana Eck, included:

  • Rabbi Neal Gold, Temple Shir Tikva
  • Dr. Syed Razvi, Islamic Center of Boston
  • Ms. Usra Ghazi, Mayors Office of New Bostonians and the Memorial Church
  • Mr. Sarbpreet Singh, Milford Gurdwara Sahib/New England Sikh Study Circle, Inc.

This event is part of a series entitled “Religion Refocused,” which will utilize documentary and narrative films to explore the lived experiences of religious minority communities and promote greater understanding. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.