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Wilton Clergy Hold Civility Lecture Series At Wilton Library

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WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Clergy, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT), and the Wilton Library are sponsoring a four-part lecture series titled "And Who Is My Neighbor? How Our Community Can Respond to Differences, Divisions and Conflict."

The lectures are on Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and feature guest speakers who will address the question of how civility and compassion can repair and transform community life, especially when diversity, differences of opinion, polarization or even hostile conflict appear in our midst.

Professor Sarah Azaransky of Union Theological Seminary in New York City leads off the series on March 10 with a lecture on how a community can transform an 'us vs. them' mentality into 'we.'

Remaining sessions are as follows:

  • March 17 - Kevin Meehan, Amber Farm; Colleen Fawcett, Wilton Youth Services director; and Kevin Smith, Wilton Superintendent of Schools
  • March 24 - Judith Altmann, Holocaust survivor and Dr. Kareem Adeeb, Imam of the American Institute for Islamic Studies and chair, Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut
  • March 31 - panel of Wilton Clergy Association members

Registration is strongly recommended. The lectures are free, but donations are always welcome. Please register for each session separately.

The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton. For more information, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950.

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