The Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture

Dominion or Regeneration: How do Faith Communities Show Up in Perilous Times?

March 31, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Danforth University Center Room 276

All are welcome to attend the Rabbi Ferdinand M. Isserman Memorial Lecture at Washington University in St. Louis: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., Danforth University Center Room 276.

Ibrahim-Abdul-MatinIbrahim Abdul-Matin will speak on the topic, “Dominion or Regeneration: How do Faith Communities Show Up in Perilous Times?”

Abdul-Matin is an interfaith leader focused on environmental justice and sustainability. His talk will include examples of interfaith partnerships working for economic justice, and call us to consider what our own religious and philosophical traditions call us to do in response to our climate crisis.

Abdul-Matin weaves fatherhood, sports, protecting the planet, technology, youth development, culture, music, poetry and a commitment to faith and family into a career focused on transforming our relationship to the planet, deepening democracy, and finding regenerative solutions to persistent human problems. Abdul-Matin is the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, and is the founder of Green Squash Consulting, a management consulting firm based in New York working with people, organizations, companies, coalitions, and governments committed to equity, justice, and protecting the planet

This lecture is presented in collaboration with the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, the Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Free parking for the event is available in the Danforth University Center garage (6475 Forsyth Ave). This lecture is part of Interfaith Week 2022.

About the lecture

The Rabbi Ferdinand M. Isserman Lecture honors the life of the late Rabbi Ferdinand M. Isserman, the distinguished rabbi and author who was actively involved in social justice and interfaith issues locally, nationally, and internationally. The Isserman Fund, through which both the lecture and prize are supported, was founded by Rabbi Isserman’s widow Ruth and their children in 1992. The Isserman Lecture invites the WashU and St. Louis community to engage in conversation around social justice and interfaith relations. The public program has featured faith leaders, journalists, educators, artists, and activists from a diversity of faith traditions and across the United States.

For more information

Contact The Rev. Callista Isabelle, Director for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life.