Recording: The Role of Faith Communities in Social Justice

Posted by PHENND on February 7, 2023

The annual University of Pennsylvania Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change took place on January 23rd. This year’s theme was “The Role of Faith Communities in Social Justice.”

Each year, during the month of January, the University of Pennsylvania and its surrounding communities come together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemoration reminds us of our interdependence and reaffirms our commitment to the betterment of our communities through civility and service. Our Hallmark program, sponsored by AARC, The Netter Center and The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, sought to identify the role of various communities in improving the quality of life for our beloved neighbors. This year we discussed the role of religious communities in the fight for social justice.


  • Rev. Dr. Kevin Johnson, Dare to Imagine Church
  • Imam Kenneth Nuriddin, The Philadelphia Masjid, Inc.
  • Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Reconstructionst Rabbinical College
  • Moderator: Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, Office of Interfaith Affairs, City of Philadelphia

Watch the event recording on YouTube.

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