9-11 Ten Year Anniversary: An Interfaith Response in New York
Rabbi Justus N. Baird has served as the Director of the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City since 2007. He oversees the seminary's multifaith programming which strives to prepare religious leaders for a religiously diverse world.
Rabbi Baird was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion where he studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He received a B.S. from Rice University and holds a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard Business School. He brings an entrepreneurial approach to his work; before entering rabbinical school he co-founded Questia.com, a successful and far-reaching academic online library.
He has taught, preached in, and consulted with seminaries, churches, synagogues, mosques, and interfaith organizations. He teaches the Multifaith Seminar in the Multifaith Doctor of Ministry Program (a partnership between Auburn and New York Theological Seminary).
Raised in Texas, Rabbi Baird lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife Rabbi Julie Roth (Director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University) and their two sons and daughter.
Selected recent writing by Justus Baird:
Bin Laden Dilemma: Imam, Rabbi and Minister Struggle Over Sermonizing, the Celebrations, and the Burial, Huffington Post
What if Jews Knew that Americans Loved Them? Huffington Post
Hey, that's Sacred Ground: Let's Talk About Where to Build that Mosque, Huffington Post
Jewish Education Begins at Home, The Forward
Case for Multifaith Education (originally published by Alban Institute)
Bringing Honor to God by Extending Equal Rights to Gays and Lesbians, Religion Dispatches
Waging Holy Peace, Patheos.com