Beyond Tolerance: Countering Racism and Bigotry in America
In the wake of the 2016 election, a CBS Religion and Culture documentary called Beyond Tolerance addresses bigotry, racism, and how faith communities are working to combat them across the United States. This program first aired on Sunday, June 25, and continues to play on CBS affiliates (check local listings here), but it's now available for viewing online, as well.
In this incredible, compelling special, faith leaders discuss "this unprecedented moment in history and how this period of divisiveness is an opportunity to bring systemic change for the good of society." The special features faith leaders from Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist faith traditions:
- Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish movement in North America
- Imam Khalid Latif, executive director and chaplain for the New York University (NYU) Islamic Center, and chaplain at the New York Police Department
- Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei, an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, author, activist and founder of Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, CA
Also featured are: Rachel Brown, executive director of Over Zero and author of Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech and former skinhead Anthony McAleer, who is now the executive director of Life After Hate, a nonprofit created by former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement, as well as evangelical Senior Pastor Carl Ruby, Imam Yunus Lasania, Dr. Akber Mohammed, and Samina Ahmed.
Watch the special and let us know what you think.