10/08/2009 14:00

Oct. 18, 2009 - "Discussion over Coffee: Healthcare in Jewish & Muslim Traditions"

The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI) invites you to an eye-opening and thought provoking discussion about…


When our nation is in the midst of a crucial debate about the future of healthcare in our society, join us in an exploration of what Judaism and Islam say about this important issue. The discussion will be facilitated by Rabbi Asher Lopatin and Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan, and will be held in an intimate and warm café setting.

When: Sunday, Oct. 18th, 3:30-5:00 PM
Where: Awake Café, 736 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago (click here for map)

* This event is free and open to all!
* Food and drinks will be available for purchase

RSVP BY E-MAILING Asaf Bar-Tura: asaf@jcua.org

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About the facilitators:

Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the spiritual leader of the modern-orthodox Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel congregation, and the co-chair of the advisory committee of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative. He holds an M.Phil. in Medieval Arabic Thought from Oxford University as well as a BA in International Relations and Islamic Studies from Boston University.

Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan was one of the founding members and is a past President of the Inner City Muslim Action Network. He holds a BA in African-American Studies from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. He has been working as an attorney for children in the foster care system in Chicago for the past ten years, and serves as Muslim chaplin at DePaul University.