More than 4,000 years ago, the father of Isaac and Ishmael took a series of actions that still reverberate through modern Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Was the Patriarch following God’s instructions, or intentionally causing his sons to suffer? Join us for this live courtroom battle, and YOU will decide!
Presiding Judge: The Honorable Dan Aaron Poster, U.S. District Court
Defense Attorney: Avery Friedman, civil rights attorney, Chief Counsel of the Fair Housing Council, and CNN legal correspondent
Prosecuting Attorney: Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Northern Kentucky University, former Provost, Cleveland State University and Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of law.
While the jury votes are tallied, a distinguished panel will bring a religious perspective
to the difficult moral and ethical issues highlighted in the trial:
- Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
- The Rev. Leah C.K. Lewis, Eastview United Church of Christ
- Imam Ramez Islambouli, Professor of Islamic Studies, Case Western Reserve University
- Panel Moderator: Dan Moulthrop, CEO, The City Club of Cleveland
Tickets for the event are $30-$125 and can be purchased at http://www.kolhalev.net/trial.html. CLE credits are available at the $60, $75 and $125 ticket levels.
Materials for the CLE: