Sharing Sacred Spaces in Jerusalem: Between Contestation and Tolerance
Yitzhak Reiter, Professor of Islam, Middle East and Israel Studies, will present a lecture on tolerance in the Middle East. This should be engaging and relevant to Christians, Muslims, Jews, truly anyone interested in the Middle East.
Among Reiter’s many pursuits include the Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as being a visiting professor over the years at Emory University, University of Minnesota, University of Oxford, and Sydney University. His most recent book is Contested Holy Places in Israel-Palestine: Sharing and Conflict Resolution. His focus in this lecture on sharing the Temple Mount and Western Wall among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Such an effort could be a model for addressing constructively other contentious issues in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
The lecture is hosted and co-sponsored by Westminster and is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking available—directions provided at this link: https://www.westminstermpls.