On Wednesday, April 3 from 7-9pm the College of Saint Elizabeth will host an
inter-religious panel discussion, called “Divine Mercy in Times of Division,” in the Dolan
Performance Hall on campus. This panel will confront hot-button social issues such as
healthcare, immigration and the refugee crisis. Panelists will consider how different faith
traditions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, interpret the concept of divine mercy
and how it informs their responses to social justice issues.
The panelists include: Rabbi Robert Scheinberg, chair of the Hoboken Clergy Coalition;
Roman Catholic Bishop Manuel Cruz, the first Cuban-born priest of the archdiocese of
Newark; Episcopalian Bishop Carlye Hughes, the first African American and first female
bishop of the diocese of Newark; and, Aisha Linda Kaplan, a Muslim woman who
serves as the multi-faith, multi-cultural chaplain resident at Morristown Medical Center.
The panel will be followed by a question and answer session, after which light
refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. It is also part of
the larger “Leadership and Social Justice Conference: Scholarship, Spirituality, and
Advocacy” event being hosted by CSE.
For more information contact Ryan Patrick McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Colleen Robinson has a communication degree with a concentration in journalism and is currently working as the PR/Social Media Specialist at the College of Saint Elizabeth