Revealing the truth and offering clarity in misconception, Challenge 2.0 connects and strengthens local communities. We facilitate conversations about anti-semitism, interfaith, Islamophobia, cultural racism, religious oppression, and violence against faith-based communities.
Challenge 2.0 is produced in partnership with Weigle Broadcasting and Seattle Community Cable TV. It was recreated in 2017 based on the original Challenge show started by Rabbi Raphael Levine and Father William Treacy.
The program is hosted by Executive Producer Jeff Renner. Produced by Tom Buttersworth and John Sharify. Cameras and Audio by Rich McAdams, Tom Buttersworth and Dean Cuccia. Ean Olsen Is the Production Assistant.
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The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful tapestry of cultures, perspectives and traditions. We strive to invite people from all of them to join us and add their voices – and their wisdom – to the show. This includes people from all wisdom traditions including Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Native American, Sikhs, Baha’i, Unitarian, Tao, Confucian, Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic and many more. Our combined voices deepens our interfaith wisdom for the challenges we are currently facing.
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But please consider, when something we say or do harms another person to recognize the impact you have had on the other and offer restitution instead of only focusing on what you meant to do. This honors the value of the other person and opens a door to healing.
Don’t try to change their mind, but just keep telling positive stories. Most of us do not want to walk around in fear. When given the chance to see how much we have in common, to see the strength of different points of view working on our common problems many people will gladly remove fear from their hearts
At PTU we believe that the Divine is best expressed in our world when human beings seek to have power with each other. In this power, those with more perceived power must boldly step back and listen and those with less perceived power must boldly step forward so that all voices and wisdoms may inform our mutual work. This does not mean that those with more perceived power cannot use their power, but must at every step, discern how to use it and whether or not to use it, to further a change the system. People acting to have power with each other don’t want to win the game, but change the rules of the game so everyone can win. They want to do away with dominance and build what Martin Luther King called the Beloved Community.