Organization: Xavier University Brueggeman Center for Dialogue
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES ‘TURNING TO FAITH’ ZOOM SERIES BEGINNING SUNDAY, APRIL 19
The final session of our "Turning to Faith" series of brief webinars will be held on Sunday, May 10, beginning at 4:00 pm. To join our community's faith leaders for spiritual sharing, prayer and interactive conversation, please register HERE to receive your passcode to participate.
Speakers will include:
Rev. Norma Lynn Felts, Pastor, Lee Chapel AME Church
Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson, District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
Mary Anne Bressler, Pastoral Associate, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Madisonville
Acharya Kailash Sharma, Senior Priest, Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
Rev. Paul Booth Jr., Pastor, Legacy Pointe Church
Rev. Canon Paul Williams, Sub-Dean, Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal
James Buchanan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University, Moderator
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, May 10 - Finding Community in a time of Social Isolation
CINCINNATI, OH – April 13, 2020 – During this historic time of overwhelming uncertainty and worldwide crisis, the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths, the signature program of the interfaith group EquaSion, will continue the momentum of our community's interfaith collaboration through a series of short webinars, called "Turning to Faith."
During April, there are a number of holidays representing six faith traditions. They are the holidays of Easter, Passover, Ramadan, Ridvan, Vaisakh and Maidyozarem Gahambar. EquaSion, in cooperation with InterfaithCincy, has also published a comprehensive multi-faith calendar available online at https://www.multi-faithcalendar.org/.
At a time when we cannot be together physically, each half-hour "zoomette" will feature faith leaders' spiritual sharing, prayer and interactive conversation while answering "chat" questions from the Zoom audience.
The four-part series will include the participation of faith leaders representing Judaism, Islam, Baha’i, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Unitarian Universalism, Paganism and Indigenous, and these Christian communities: Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal/Anglican, Lutheran, CME, AME, National Baptist Convention, United Church of Christ, Quaker, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Non-Denominational.
Program sponsors are EquaSion and the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths, in partnership with Xavier University’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
About EquaSion and the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths:
EquaSion, formerly known as the Bridges of Faith Trialogue, is a non-partisan civic organization founded upon interfaith dialogue that works to develop educational and community service programming to foster greater understanding, respect, compassion, inclusion, and engagement for all people and faith communities in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. The signature event of EquaSion, the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths is scheduled August 26-30, 2020. The Festival's "Compassion Through Action" event on Sunday, August 30, is expected to welcome more than 3,000 attendees representing 30 faith communities and 13 world religions to Xavier University's Cintas Center. The annual Festival of Faiths serves as the leading opportunity in Greater Cincinnati to bring together people of all faiths and communities to learn from each other and celebrate our differences.
Media Contact: Chip Harrod, Executive Director, EquaSion & Cincinnati Festival of Faiths
cell: (513) 806-9650
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