First Friday

The emphasis of the First Friday program is on understanding religious diversity in the local community and beyond. When we are able to meet again in person, we will post a schedule of dates with location information. In the meantime, we will continue to have these conversations virtually and will post the videos on our website.

Click here to watch the latest First Friday videos. 

Talkback Tuesday

Want more? Talkback Tuesday is designed to be an opportunity for us to meet on the Tuesday after each First Friday session for a facilitated discussion reflecting on that month’s topic.

While we can’t meet in person right now, we would still like to hear from you! The link to a virtual Talkback Tuesday discussion will be available following the posting of each First Friday video.

If you are unable to join the virtual conversation but have feedback to provide or questions to ask, please email us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Youth & Prejudice

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the Institute will not be able to hold the Youth & Prejudice: Reducing Hatred, Lessons of the Holocaust conference as an in-person event this year. Nevertheless, we remain committed to partnering with school communities in teaching the historical realities of the Holocaust and preparing students to be upstanders against prejudice in today’s world.

We are excited to announce that we will be moving the conference to a virtual format this year. We are in the process of creating, collecting, and organizing a variety of resources including survivor testimonies, discussion/reflection questions, dramatic performance, poetry and art, and a variety of activities adaptable for either classroom or at-home use.

If you would like to receive updates about this event in the future, please contact us to be added to our distribution list:



Contact Us

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Address Muhlenberg College Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding Moyer Hall, 202 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104