Saturday Scholar Series: “Jerusalem's Future: Peace or Apocalypse”

Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:00PM - 1:30PM • Calendars: Lectures

Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

“Jerusalem’s Future: Peace or Apocalypse”
Presented by Atalia Omer, Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Jerusalem is considered holy and sacred within the three Abrahamic religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is for many a symbol of eternal peace, but also a source of earthly violence. This talk will examine why we should reflect on the meanings people have attached to Jerusalem as we try to understand the current violence in Gaza.