Episode 48: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Today’s guest is Rabbi Mordechai Liebling. Mordechai is a lifelong co-laborer in the multi-faith movement for justice. He founded and directed the social justice organizing program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College just outside Philadelphia. Currently, he co-labors with POWER, the Faith in Action affiliate in Pennsylvania, directing their reflection and renewal process. Recently, he joined the national board of directors of Faith in Action. Rabbi Liebling is a mentor and teacher to many and he was part of the community of leaders who helped develop the Theology of Resistance, which became the basis for this podcast. In this episode, we talk about his upbringing as the child of Holocaust survivors and the values of faith-based organizing. And in the face of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Racism, and Christian cultural privilege, Mordechai offers hope for those who wish to cultivate our multi-faith solidarity and deepen the practice of Beloved Community.