Faith, Fear & Indifference: Constructing Religious Identity in the Next Generation.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Conference registration is now open for "Faith, Fear & Indifference: Constructing Religious Identity in the Next Generation."

Taking place on October 10-11, 2004 on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, this conference will explore the shifts in religious engagement that are occuring around the world and across the religious spectrum.

Is there a growing gap between those adopting a more strict religious practice and individuals who are opting out of organized religion altogether? How can religious tradition be passed on to the next generation?

Co-sponsors of the Conference include Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, The Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, and the University of Southern California. Whether you are a rabbi, professor, Jewish communal professional, or concerned lay person, this conference will inspire you with new ideas on how to engage our younger generation in carrying forward our religious heritage.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu