Imagine the world through the lens of someone else’s experiences, values, culture, and religion. Think about how all of those factors inform their thoughts and actions - how understanding that context affects your perception of our community.

Empathy for and understanding of the human condition and the religious responses to it are at the heart of everything we do at the Institute.

Join us as we welcome our guests to share their WorldViews.

Spring 2023

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
with Ed Whitley

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious communities in the world. In this conversation with member Ed Whitley, we will discuss belief and practice of the faith, and consider the place of the Latter-day Saints community in the Lehigh Valley.

Watch the recording of this conversation.

Domestic Passover Commemoration
with Jodi Eichler-Levine

Commemorating the flight from slavery in Egypt, Passover is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. In this conversation with Jodi Eichler-Levine, who is both a scholar of contemporary Judaism and practitioner of the tradition, we will discuss how Passover is celebrated within the home, including a conversation about the domestic crafts and recipes that are part of the celebration.

Watch the recording of this conversation.

Tuesday, April 4 @ 6:30 pm
Ramadan Observance
with Sheik Mohammad Elshinawy and Imam Daniel Hernandez

Location: Seegers Union Event Space

Ramadan, which commemorates the prophet Mohammad’s first revelation, is celebrated by Muslims around the world. In this conversation with two local Muslim clerics, we will consider the meaning behind the month-long observance, the practice of the fast, and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Join the livestream on April 4 @ 6:30 pm.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear face masks in all College owned buildings and facilities. Food and drink will not be served during the event.

Visitors to the College are required to review and adhere to any Muhlenberg College current COVID policy. In addition, please review the symptom checker questions and DO NOT come to campus if you are symptomatic or have had a recent COVID exposure.


Watch previous recordings.

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 have moved the conference to a virtual format and created 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. We are continuing to expand these resources and will make them available to our school community partners for use again this year.

If you are an educator who would like to receive more information about participating in this event, please email us at



Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you!
Address Muhlenberg College Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding Moyer Hall, 202 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104