Videos of 2018 Colloquium Speakers - New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue

Videos of 2018 Colloquium Speakers

2018 Colloquium Speakers

L to R, Colloquium speakers Rev. Dr. Frank Yates, Rabbi Deborah Brin, and Dr. Reda Bedeir

The 2018 New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue Spring Colloquium “The Nature of Evil: What is Our Response?” was a big success! If you missed the event, you can still benefit from our speakers’ words of wisdom through these videos below. Please support the work of the nonprofit New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue with a tax-deductible donation through our secure PayPal link at the bottom of the home page at our website,

Rabbi Deborah Brin was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Pennsylvania in 1985. She also has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from LaSalle University. She was among the first 100 women to be ordained as a rabbi in the United States. She has served in rabbinic, pastoral and chaplaincy positions in many settings, most recently as rabbi at Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque. She currently works as a Care Manager for the Care Management Group of NM and Decades.

Rev. Dr. Frank Yates is Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church and a Presbyterian minister for 42 years. He has served at three different campus ministry settings and several congregations in Texas and New Mexico. He taught part-time at numerous colleges and universities over 37 years, teaching theology, ethics, philosophy, world religions and Biblical studies. He also lectures at Albuquerque Oasis and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Dr. Reda Bedeir has a Ph.D. degree from Al Azhar University in Egypt in Applied Linguistics and Islamic Studies, and is a professor there. He has an MA degree in Simultaneous Translation between Arabic and English, and BA degrees in English and in Islamic Studies. He has taught Islam in universities all over the world. He is an international speaker, a certified life coach, as well as an interpreter with the UN for the last 20 years.

All three speakers fielded questions in the afternoon.

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