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An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time
Do you struggle to support your child's faith development in this age of screens? Do you find that social media, violent video games and entertainment, and advertising interfere with your ability to shape your child's spiritual values? We can bring a greater power to the conversation and provide hope and strength for families.

Join us for a unique discussion with three renowned experts as they discuss what different faith traditions bring to the screen time conversation and offer guiding principles that any family can use to maintain connection, hope, and strength. Host Jean Rogers will interview filmmaker and media expert, Tiffany Shlain, author of the new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week; writer and speaker, Andy Crouch, author of The Techwise Family; and Amin Aaser, founder and director of Noor Kids.

Bringing Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives, presenters will touch on these universal topics and more:
● How is screen time affecting families as they strive to grow in wisdom and courage?
● What can we learn from a technology Shabbat or Sabbath?
● How can houses of worship help families resist the notion that kids need screen time?
● How do easily accessible “answers” on the internet impact one’s journey for meaning in life?
● How can positive role models counter the influence of social media and YouTube influencers?
● How can faith leaders help guide families in their use of screens?

After the presentation, Tiffany, Andy, and Amin will be answering audience questions live. We hope you’ll join us!

This event WILL be recorded. Please register to receive a link to the recording when it is posted. Certificates of attendance are available for those who attend live.

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Jul 22, 2019 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andy Crouch
Partner for theology and culture @Praxis
Andy Crouch is partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship. His two most recent books—The Tech-Wise Family and Strong and Weak—present a compelling vision of faith and culture. Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For 10+ years he was an editor at Christianity Today, and served as executive editor from 2012–2016. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly. For ten years he was a campus minister at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. from Boston University. A classically trained musician, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000. He lives with his family in PA.
Amin Aaser
Founder and managing director @Noor Kids
Amin Aaser is the founder and Managing Director of Noor Kids. Amin is an expert on identity, self-confidence, and self-esteem among Muslim children in the US. He has been featured on NPR, BBC, The Huffington Post, The Boston Herald, and The Christian Science Monitor, among a host of other media outlets. Since 2016, Amin has been to 220+ communities across North America to help counter challenges faced by Muslim youth. Amin developed his expertise in storytelling under Arina Isaacson, founder and artistic director of the San Francisco School of Improvisation. Amin received the Outstanding Instructor Award as an Instructor of “Storytelling for Leadership,” at UC Berkeley. Amin began his career in business management, working for Fortune 500 companies such as 3M, Target, and General Mills. He attained his MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and graduated from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Amin lives with his wife and daughter in Minneapolis.
Tiffany Shlain
Filmmaker, speaker, founder of Webby Awards
Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards Founder, Tiffany Shlain has received 80+ awards and distinctions for her work. She was included in the Albert Einstein Foundation’s upcoming book and initiative Genius: 100 Visions for the Future and was described by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st century.” She leads Character Day, a global initiative featuring films on character development (including her films The Science of Character and The Adaptable Mind) that has had 200,000+ groups in 125 countries celebrate. Her first book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books in September 2019. The book explores her family’s decade-long practice of turning off screens one day each week for a Technology Shabbat; the past, present and future of technology; and the effects our 24/7 world has on individuals, relationships, and society. Tiffany lives in CA with her husband and collaborator Ken Goldberg and their daughters