NORFOLK, Neb. - Joshua Pollock speaks to a large crowd at Northeast Community College recently. Pollock, an adjunct professor of history at Modesto Junior College (Calif.), spoke on the Heirs of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity and Islam during a Hawk Talks lecture in the College’s Union 73. He discussed similarities between all three as well and why each is unique.
Pollock comes from a family lineage deeply rooted in religion. His great grandmother’s father served congregations in Colorado, and Los Gatos and the Bay Area in California. His grandfather was a lifelong member of Gideons International and his great uncle was a Catholic priest and a founder of the Cardijn Center, a Catholic social justice organization in San Diego. Pollock’s parents converted to the Jehovah’s Witnesses in which he served as a ministerial servant for a short duration. He is no longer is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community.