A free interfaith event called “Building Bridges For Peace” will be held Thursday, on the 13th anniversary of 9/11.
The event will include a screening of “My So-Called Life,” a film by award-winning director Lisa Gossels.
The film spans seven years and follows the lives of six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after they participate in a women’s leadership program in the United States called “Building for Peace.”
The event also will include a panel discussion featuring several metro-area religious leaders. Panelists include the Rev. Wendy Lambert, senior executive pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church; Rabbi Vered Harris, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Synagogue, and Imad Enchassi, senior imam and founder of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he, Enchassi and Harris coordinated the event along with the Rev. Bob Long, senior pastor of St. Luke’s, and Rabbi Abby Jacobson, spiritual leader for Emanuel Synagogue.
“We intentionally chose that date for this event to help create peaceful dialogue on a difficult day in America’s history,” Soltani said.