Schedule an Interfaith Panel To start the scheduling process, click on a ‘Schedule’ button below to select your presentation. Please allow two weeks advance notice for scheduling, and at least 60 minutes for a panel that includes time for questions and answers. Please understand that all our speakers are volunteers who fit their speaking engagements into their own busy schedules. We must therefore ask you to observe certain limits to requests in order that we may serve everyone equitably. We generally do not do more than three presentations in one location in a given day and do not do presentations more than twice in a semester at one school. We urge you where possible to combine classes or to arrange an assembly for our presentations in order to provide maximum coverage of your students. If your request is a rush order (less than two weeks away), if you have a specific request not reflected below, or if you have questions about our online scheduling system, please feel free to contact us at 408-296-7312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Multi-Faith Panel: Living the Faith How do adherents of different religions implement and live their beliefs, practices, and values in the busy life they lead in the San Francisco Bay area? In this panel discussion, panelists answer this question, drawing on their understanding and experiences living in this region. Among the topics addressed are how religions influence everyday life, how people make room in their daily schedule for the demands of their religion, and how they negotiate possible tensions between religious practice and their working and living environment. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Multi-Faith Panel: Shared Values Among Faiths Religions and cultures differ, but all the major world religions share key values. In this panel discussion, panelists discuss the human and ethical values they share with one another. This panel illustrates the possibility, and indeed the necessity, for diverse religions to join together in a common effort for a more harmonious and peaceful world. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 7, 10 Multi-Faith Panel: Religion and Extremism Various forms of fundamentalism and extremism pose a problem in all religious traditions and communities. In this panel presentation, panelists discuss the forms that extremism and fundamentalism take in their traditions and how their communities meet the challenge posed by such distortions of their beliefs. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 11 Multi-Faith Panel: Religion and Pluralism How do different religions view the beliefs and practices of other traditions? Is adherence to one religious tradition compatible with respect for the many other religious traditions and convictions in our world? In this panel discussion, representatives of the major world religions address these questions and explain how each of their traditions is able to adhere to its convictions while taking a positive and respectful stance toward the diverse beliefs of others. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 11, 12 Multi-Faith Panel: Separation of Church and State The relations between religious institutions and state power have been a source of controversy and conflict throughout human history. In this panel discussion, panelists discuss the different ways that their religious community has interacted with the state in history and in today’s world, demonstrating that all traditions can respect the independence and impartiality of government and that a secular state need not be a threat to religion. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grade 7, 8, 11 Multi-Faith Panel: Religion and Environmental Concerns Environmental degradation and climate change have become major global concerns that threaten our existence as we know it on this planet. In this panel presentation, panelists discuss their religion’s teachings about conservation and environmental preservation. While environmental issues are a new concern in the form they present themselves today, religious traditions have long addressed the question of how humanity relates to and interacts with the environment. (60 – 120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grade 11 Muslim-Jewish Relations in the U.S. – Living in the Shadow of the Middle East Conflict The purpose of this panel is to change the paradigm of Jewish-Muslim American conversations away from the Middle East conflict towards common interests as Americans, addressing topics such as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and maintaining a religious identity as two of the largest religious minorities in the country. (55 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 9, 10 Bullying Prevention and Education: Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish Students This panel for middle and high schools give students an understanding of some of their peers who are harassed 50% more often than others, namely Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish students. The panel provides an overview of Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish cultures, the dangers and consequences of bullying, and the importance of working together to prevent bullying, responding firmly but peacefully and working with teachers and school administrators to create a bullying-free campus. For more information about this panel, please read our latest brochure. Panels are available for assemblies only. (60-120 minutes) Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 7-12 Custom Panel This presentation allows you to pick a specific focus that might not be included above. Once you order this presentation, we will contact you to discuss the details of your custom presentation.