The principal purpose (mission) of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought (MCWRET) is to enhance the acceptance of religious and cultural diversity and the practice of understanding towards those different from ourselves. It pledges itself to:
- Honor and enrich individual religious, spiritual and ethical practices;
- Encourage interfaith dialogue and ethical thought;
- Provide a center for the study of world religions and ethical thought; and
- Serve as a vanguard for common action to assure freedom of conscience and human dignity in our communities.
We are informed by the multiple expressions of the “Golden Rule.”
A Diverse Meeting Place
We seek common ground for interfaith dialog and action, and we strive to understand our similarities and differences. MCWRET Board Members join with members of Monmouth County faith communities to conduct a variety of public events. We invite you to join us in the work of this unique interfaith learning community.
NEXT MCWRET EVENT
Monday December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Multi-faith Panel on Women’s Role in Religion
Monmouth County Library HQ, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
This panel will discuss respect for women and their evolving roles in various faith traditions. Women representatives from the Baha’i faith, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism are expected. Joe Ritacco of MCWRET will moderate the discussion. For more information, please go to the Upcoming Events page or see the flyer for this event.
Garden State MOSAIC for Youth – Grades 7-12
Mobilizing our Students for Action to Build Interfaith Community
Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought (MCWRET) and the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC) have teamed up to create an interfaith program that provides an opportunity for the youth in our area to learn about each other’s belief systems and practices while planning and conducting community service projects of their own choosing. The program is open to middle school and high school students (grades 7-12) from Monmouth County. A pilot of this program was conducted from November 2013 to May 2014 with participation from 33 students representing 7 different belief systems. The Garden State MOSAIC program for 2014-2015 will run from October 2014 to April 2015. For more information, click HERE.