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Media Advisory: Diverse Religious Panel to Discuss Cultural Differences with Students

Middle school students to learn different views of Jerusalem at field trip to museum

A collaboration of Muslim, Evangelical Christian, Jewish and Eastern Orthodox panelists will discuss similarities and differences in views on Jerusalem at a cultural event for O.Henry middle school 6th grade students.

At the event, students will watch National Geographic's IMAX 3D film “Jerusalem” and then interact with panelists for a post-film discussion and Q&A.

Who:

  • Father Vasileios Flegas, proistamenos at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  • Sheikh Islam Mossaad, imam of the Aisha Mosque and North Austin Muslim Community Center
  • Eric Bryant, Christian author, speaker and pastor of Gateway Church
  • Alan Freedman, Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom

When: Movie begins at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 1; Panel begins at noon and will last 45 minutes

Where: Bob Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue

Background: Students will learn that all societies have basic institutions in common even though the relationships among religion, philosophy and culture may differ.

For more information, please contact Duane Devereaux, (512) 414-2414 duane.devereaux@austinisd.org