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Beyond Our Differences

beyond_differencesTuesday, November 30, 2010
Lovettsville Library, 7:30 pm

Viewing and discussion of award winning PBS documentary which explores the common threads that unify the world’s religious traditions. Religious leaders, politicians and luminaries in their fields gove voice to the positive effects of spiritality and morality focusing on commonalities spanning all faiths. In partnership with Loudoun County Public Libraries.

This highly acclaimed film is directed by Peter Bisanz: “With all of the problems facing the world today — war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation and severe desperation among millions — people are longing for meaning. Many find answers in religion or spirituality, but as a result faith and religion are often hijacked by those seeking to enhance their own power at the expense of others, often all in the name of God.

With this dichotomy in mind, we call upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields to tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age, and we ask what inspires them to affect positive change. We hope that by sharing their personal experiences, each person will provide a unique perspective on how to support and strengthen compassionate and non-violent activism when resolving difficult disputes.”

Read more at www.beyondourdifferences.com

Second Interfaith Day of Thanks

day_of_thanks2010Sunday, November 7, 2010 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Baha’i Center, 21415 Cardinal Glen Circle
Sterling VA 20164

The community is invited to join the congregations of Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES for an Interfaith Day of Thanks to acknowledge and celebrate cultural and religious diversity in Loudoun County.

The event features a performance by the youth group Pulse: song, dialogue and dance to captivate hearts, educate minds and motivate action. Recipients of Interfaith BRIDGES adult and youth awards will also be honored.

Adult Award Nomination Form | Youth Award Application
Download pdf | Download pdf

Registration is required:
1) Register online | Download form (pdf)
2) Send check or money order payable to BRIDGES to PO Box 6165, Leesburg, VA 20178, or purchase tickets with Paypal.

Ticket prices: 15.00/adult, 10.00/child under 12, 40.00/family of four or more.

4th Annual Interfaith Picnic

picnic2010Sunday July 18th, 2010, 2-6pm

Pavilion #2 | Claude Moore Park, Sterling,
A celebration through Prayer and Performances to inspire interfaith awareness and understanding in beautiful Loudoun County, sponsored by the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, Sikh and Unitarian congregations and BRIDGES associates.

Program:

  • Welcome Address & Invocation
  • Potluck Dinner
  • Prayers, Performances & Children’s Activities

Come rain or shine, families from faith communities participating in Loudoun Interfaith Bridges are invited to attend. Others are welcome upon calling one of the below contacts to request participation, as space is limited. Please bring a dish for the potluck dinner and donations for food items and back-to-school supplies.

Click for directions to the park. Parking for Pavillion #2 is in the Heritage Farm Museum lot. Park in the area of the Museum Parking Lot closest to the Windmill. Walk along the pathway at the left end of the museum (near the Windmill), straight into the historic area. Pavilion #2 is straight ahead, past the log cabin and the Lanesville home (a large white historic house).

Beyond Our Differences

beyond_differencesSunday, March 7, 2010
Ashburn Library, 2:00 pm

We are pleased to present this film screening in partnership with Loudoun County Public Libraries, with a discussion to follow.

This highly acclaimed film is directed by Peter Bisanz: “With all of the problems facing the world today — war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation and severe desperation among millions — people are longing for meaning. Many find answers in religion or spirituality, but as a result faith and religion are often hijacked by those seeking to enhance their own power at the expense of others, often all in the name of God.

With this dichotomy in mind, we call upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields to tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age, and we ask what inspires them to affect positive change. We hope that by sharing their personal experiences, each person will provide a unique perspective on how to support and strengthen compassionate and non-violent activism when resolving difficult disputes.”

Read more at www.beyondourdifferences.com