TOKE FOR TOLERANCE INTERFAITH FESTIVAL
In June 2019 veteran interfaith activist Shireen Qudosi and media startup Lunacy Now are hosting a radically honest conversation about inter-communal division in the age of Trump.
Topics range from:
- Group dynamics and the psychology of alienation, fear, and rage
- Communal coercion and freedom of conscience
- The surveillance state
- Colonialism, racism, fascism, and Western foreign policy
- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on diasporic communities
- Religiously motivated violence and political extremism.
These topics are frequently discussed separately. But they are rarely discussed holistically, as different facets of a central issue. Toke seeks a way to move away from hatred and partisanship and towards an open conversation of the root causes of division. Toke brings together activists, faith leaders and citizens together to share their stories and break down barriers.
We focus on divides between the Jewish and Muslim communities, but are open to all faiths, with an emphasis on how we as individuals are impacted by events outside of our control around the world, and what we can do as individuals to promote healing and inter-connection.
The conference has no ideological redlines for participation, we only ask that you come in peace