Faith Matters: Good & Evil

A Jewish rabbi, evangelical pastor, and a Buddhist nun have a conversation about the existence of good and evil.

Topic:       Good & Evil


  • Rabbi Richard Litvak (Jewish Reform)

  • Elaine Jackson (Buddhist)

  • Pastor Matt Valencia (Evangelical)

Most faith traditions address the concept that some actions are right or “good,” while others are wrong or “evil.” In this program, our panel discusses how their spiritual tradition approaches the existence of good and evil:

  • What is good and evil? 
  • Do good and evil really objectively exist, or are they merely cultural or social constructs?
  • What does it mean when we say something or some action is evil? 
  • Is it the very nature of humanity to be good and evil?