Join us and several religious leaders from the community for a discussion of the play from the perspectives of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Moderated by Birch Burghardt, Interfaith Action of Evanston, this discussion will feature guests Rev. Doctor Michael Nabor of Second Baptist Church, Muhammad Saiduzzaman of Dar-us-sunnah Masjid and Community Center, and Rabbi Andrea London of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue.
Immediately following the 7:30pm performance, discussion approximately 45 minutes.
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Note: Tickets to the performance are not required to attend the discussion – arrive at approximately 9pm for discussion only.
Birch Burghardt, President of Interfaith Action Board of Directors, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, has volunteered with the Hospitality Center and the Emergency Overnight Shelter and serves on an Interfaith Advocacy group for the Homeless. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Housing Options for the Mentally Ill and has actively volunteered in various capacities at Connections for the Homeless. Birch previously worked as an educator, teaching at universities and the Chicago Public Schools, writing curricula, and directing a volunteer tutoring program in Chicago.
Rabbi Andrea London
Rabbi Andrea London is a nationally recognized Jewish leader who has served at Beth Emet since 2000 and was named the congregation’s Senior Rabbi in July 2010. Rabbi London is deeply engaged in all aspects of congregational life, including worship, lifecycle events, counseling and support, adult education, youth education and programming, social action, and interfaith relations. She strives to teach and encourage individuals and communities through contemplative, social, and spiritually based actions.
Reverend Dr. Michael Nabors
Reverend Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors is senior pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Evanston, Illinois. He was called to the church in December of 2014 after serving New Calvary Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan for sixteen years. He also served as Assistant Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church of Trenton, New Jersey and as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Princeton, New Jersey. He earned the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Muhammad Saiduzzaman serves as President of the Executive Council for Dar-us-Sunnah Masjid and Community Center in Evanston. The Center serves as an anchor for the Muslim community and provides religious, community and social services. He received his MBA in International Business Management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.