Am I my Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper?

Social Responsibility and Economic Justice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


Reinhard Krauss, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies


Rabbi Adam Greenwald
American Jewish University
Scott Bartchy, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Early Christian History, UCLA
Shakeel Syed
American Civil Liberties Union

This panel discussion is the last in a three-part series of inter-religious trialogues presented by the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies and hosted by American Jewish University.

In each of the forums, we talk about religion – openly, candidly, and respectfully. Knowledgeable representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share their views on topics of crucial importance to each religious tradition. The forums afford an inside glimpse into each of the three religions, highlighting both similarities and differences.

Following each panel, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the search for deeper understanding and practical solutions.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:30 – 9:00 PM


American Jewish University
Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Shapiro Synagogue

Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

The current public debate about economic matters is largely marked by partisan ideological positions which are increasingly leading to political gridlock. Judaism, Christianity and Islam have each developed rich sources of wisdom on questions of wealth and poverty, and social conditions conducive to human flourishing. These insights garnered over millennia by each of the three traditions, can provide helpful guidance in developing a just and equitable social order for all.

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