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Seven Voices, Seven Faiths

7voices7faiths2012Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Wednesdays, September 12, 19 & 26 and October 3, 10, 17 & 24.
All sessions begin at 7:00 pm.

This program is part of the Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion initiative sponsored by the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute.

The series is dedicated to building bridges of understanding and respect between diverse religious and ethnic entities. The “common ground” of these faiths will be explored in an effort to foster better understanding and relationships with one another without intent to convert or condemn. This series is presented in partnership with BRIDGES and the Loudoun County Public Library.

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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

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

Love & Forgiveness

forgivenessCan we have love but not forgiveness?

Or true forgiveness without love?

Join the Loudoun County Public Library for an Interfaith Panel Discussion with members of Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES

Sunday, May 3 | 4:00 pm | Purcellville Library
Sunday, May 17 | 4:00 pm | Cascades Library
Religious leaders will discuss the theme of love and forgiveness within their particular faith. Question and answer sessions will follow. Participants will include:

  • Father Art Johnson, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
  • Rev. Dr. David Milam, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
  • Rabbi Michael Ragozin, Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • Sr. Farhanahz Ellis, All Dulles Area Muslim Society
  • Sat Kartar Singh Khalsa, Raj Khalsa Gurdwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Pastor Don Prange and David Weintraub, St. James United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Unitarian Universalist
  • Ray Daffner, Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation
  • Sheila Kryston, Goose Creek Friends Meeting (Quaker)

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Six Voices, Six Faiths

This spring, St. James’ Episcopal Church, with Loudoun Interfaith Bridges as cosponsor, will host a six-week series, “Six Voices, Six Faiths,” which we hope will stimulate interfaith dialogue and advance interfaith understanding. This series is an outgrowth of conversations among LIB members which began last September, and is our first such effort. Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES brings together communities of different faiths to collectively address common challenges, and build bridges of understanding and respect between diverse religious and ethnic entities.

The series will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. James’ Episcopal Church (14 Cornwall Street, NW, Leesburg) on six consecutive Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The dates and discussion leaders are:

  • April 23, Rabbi Michael Ragozin of Congregation Sha’are Shalom
  • April 30, Rev. Kate Bryant of St. James’ Episcopal Church
  • May 7, Rev. Anya Sammler of Unitarian Universalists of Sterling
  • May 14, Sheikha Farhanahz Ellis of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society
  • May 21, Sher Singh, Sikh Community
  • May 28, Mercedeh Izadi of the Northern Virginia Baha’i Center

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