From the press release:
Rabbi Rogerio Cukierman, Executive Director of the UIUC Hillel/Cohen Center, will discuss the role of prayer in activism, exploring the process of praying to be shocked and to deepen our thoughts and concerns for the oppression of other people.
April 26, 2013 | 12 Noon | Latzer Hall | University YMCA
Rabbi Rogerio Cukierman, the Executive Director of Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life at the University of Illinois, is a native of Brazil and has also lived in Israel, South Africa and, for the past eight years, in the US. After a successful career in management consulting, he decided to take some time off to study Judaism — and it ended up radically transforming his life. Ordained by the pluralistic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Rogerio believes that our religious traditions must teach us how to pursue social justice and engage with the broader world beyond the limits of our sanctuaries — and seriously face the theological challenges posted by natural disasters, famine and epidemics, and how we respond to them. Active in the Champaign-Urbana interfaith community, he is also a founding member of TPIN, the Theologically Progressive Interfaith Network at the University of Illinois.
For more information, email Ann Rasmus, Program Director or call (217) 337-1514.