Lakeland University, in its ongoing effort to promote religious understanding and respect, last week launched its new “LU for REAL” initiative with a presentation titled, “Introducing Orthodox Judaism.”
Explaining the essential tenets of Orthodox Judaism in an interactive format were Jessica Kalmar, LU assistant professor of psychology, and her husband, the Rabbi Wesley Kalmar.
LU for REAL (Religious Education, Awareness and Literacy) is co-sponsored by Lakeland University and LU’s Mission House Center. Its purpose is to provide educational resources and opportunities for educators, churches and others to foster religious literacy, awareness of religious diversity and respect for all persons of faith.
The next event in the LU for REAL series will be “Understanding Religious Extremism,” a talk led by Karl Kuhn, Lakeland’s professor of religion. This free presentation, also part of LU’s popular ThinkHaus series, will take place at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Kuhn will identify common tendencies in religious extremism and explain how extremism exists in nearly all major religions.
For more information on LU for REAL, contact Kuhn at .