Bridging Bias, Fear and Hate

Tribalism has become a buzzword in public discourse today, describing the increasing tendency of Americans to more sharply define boundaries of ‘us’ or ‘them’, using such perceptions to determine who or what they’ll listen to and support, or ignore and oppose; whose misdeeds they’ll forgive and whose they’ll publicize. Tribalism, identity politics is not new; it typically increases in times of fear. Our panelists in this edition of Challenge 2.0 will examine the foundation of such attitudes, their costs, and effective ways to bring people together.

Challenge 2.0 airs on MeTV on Sunday Mornings at 7:30 AM on October 28 and December 9.

MeTV Chanel List

Host:  Jeff Renner


Rabbi Daniel Weiner, Temple De Hirsh Sinai

Pastor Terry Kyllo, Treacy Levine Center and Neighbors in Faith

Aneelah Afzali, Muslim American Empowerment Network of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound

Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of Densho

Challenge 2.0 Overview

The Treacy Levine Center, in partnership with Weigle Broadcasting and Seattle Community Cable TV, is announcing the Challenge 2.0. With host Jeff Renner, panelists from many faith and wisdom traditions will gather to take on the challenges that face us today. Panelists will bring their wisdom to the table to help us envision the future we all desire, and what we can do to get there. Panelists will bring a capacity to listen, learn and strive toward love for all the human family.

About the Treacy Levine Center

The center’s roots lie in the pioneering television interfaith dialogue program, “Challenge,” begun in 1960 in response to widespread fear among Americans concerning the prospect of a Catholic president.  As an outgrowth of that dialogue, participants Rabbi Raphael Levine and Father William Treacy founded the Treacy Levine Center in 1966, under its original name, Camp Brotherhood. Now that the camp has sold to Camp Korey, the Treacy Levine Center is refocusing its mission to cross the bridge to our common humanity through media, events and encouraging personal action.