The Gift of Thanksgiving, of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving was formally declared a public holiday by then-President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This was during the height of the American Civil War-and the polarization, violence and sorrow that marked it. One hundred and fifty five years later-Thanksgiving remains a public holiday. It remains a challenging concept given the division of our times. The actual practice of Thanksgiving is often lost amidst the focus on football, food and shopping. The value, the gift of thanksgiving, of gratefulness…is the subject of this episode of Challenge 2.0.

Challenge 2.0 airs on MeTV on Sunday Mornings at 7:30 AM.

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Host:  Jeff Renner


Imam Jamal Rahman

Rabbi Ted Falcon

Pastor Dave Brown

of the Interfaith Amigos

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.