THE PEOPLE vs. ABRAHAM

The Trial at CSU Moot Court 2013
The Trial at CSU Moot Court 2013

Abraham has been charged with child endangerment and attempted murder. was he Guilty or Not Guilty? You decide.

Kol HaLev Cleveland's Reconstructionist Jewish Community presents

THE PEOPLE vs. ABRAHAM - A TRIAL

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 dramatic, live courtroom battle, and YOU, the audience-as-jury, will decide!

Presiding Judge: The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, 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

Guests: 

Presiding Judge: The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, 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
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
Dan Moulthrop, CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

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