Carlow University’s Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics Presents The Attack on Faith

Carlow University’s Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics presents “The Attack on Faith,” a panel discussion about finding common ground and confronting bigotry that targets all faiths.

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Program Focuses on Common Ground and Challenging Bigotry that Targets All Faiths

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The citizens of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania share a grim bond: mass killers have targeted their places of worship.

Carlow University’s Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics will present “The Attack on Faith,” a program to focus on building common ground and jointly challenging bigotry that targets all faiths on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Gailliot Center, located on the fifth floor of University Commons on the Carlow campus. This program is free and open to the public.

“Last December, the Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics presented a program titled ‘Confronting Hate,’ which addressed the increase in hate crimes, anti-semitism, and white supremacy groups throughout the U.S.,” said William Schweers, JD, the executive director of the Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics. “That program’s message was that hate is an open attack on tolerance and acceptance and called for a united effort to confront the scourge of prejudice. The discussion that began in December will continue with ‘The Attack on Faith.”

The program, which will be emceed by Schweers, will include a panel discussion with the following panelists:

Rabbi Jamie Gibson, Senior Rabbi, Temple Sinai Pittsburgh

Jeannette S. Jouili,Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

For more information, please contact the Executive Director of the Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics, William Schweers, via email at


Editor’s Note:  The news media is welcome to cover “The Attack on Faith.”  Please contact Drew Wilson on his mobile phone (412) 260-6807 to arrange for convenient, free parking.

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