The Diversity, Freedom, and History of Religion in Israel
Students Supporting Israel hosts a presentation on the diversity of religious preferences in the state of Israel. From the history of monotheistic religions, sacred holy sites to various sectors of religions in Israel, and conflicts due to religious differences, this the reality of a democratic nation existing in a conflicting area in the Middle East.
As the birthplace of monotheistic religions, Israel is a unique beacon of freedom and home to many religions in the Middle East; guaranteeing their right to practice and conduct their personal customs within their culture.
With a Religious Studies degree, and having led multiple religiously diverse sectors to Israel, Director of Outreach & Development for Students Supporting Israel, Sophia Witt, has a unique background in the topic of Israel and religious variety.
The lecture tackles the several sectors of officially recognized faiths, the history of religious establishment, and how a country surrounded by the lack of freedom of religion can exist with the right to do so. While conflict still exists in more ways than one, the lecture offers insight to coexistence and how democracy persists in the name of free religion within Israel.
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