Interfaith coalition’s work to ensure religious diversity in Minnesota’s social studies standards
Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a presentation on the work by an interfaith coalition to ensure that diverse world religions be included in Minnesota’s school social studies standards.
The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training. Following the service, Ethan Roberts, director of government affairs for the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas, will discuss the work by the JCRC and its interfaith partners to ensure that Minnesota’s full religious diversity, including Judaism, be included in the state’s social studies standards and benchmarks for middle school and high school students.
According to the JCRC website, the council is “very concerned that without the inclusion of specific world religions in the standards, world religions will be inadequately taught in classrooms and members of faiths whose religions have historically been marginalized, erased or ignored by society will continue to be unseen and discounted.”
See more details on the Or Emet website.