InterfaithCincy, in partnership with The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier, is offering Interfaith Community Engagement Grants. Any Faith community or any faith-based youth group that partners with a faith community or youth group from another faith tradition to work on a community engagement project can apply. For Information and application form contact Dr. James Buchanan at the The Brueggeman Center at 513 745-3922 or by email Cummins@xavier.edu.
Events must be held between 30 January - 28 February 2021 in order to qualify for prizes. Reports must be submitted by 7 March 2021.
World Interfaith Harmony Week will be upon us soon. Continue to spread the harmony and join others (virtually) who love God, the Good and the Neighbour to bring joy to your soul and uplift your spirit. Reach out and create more Harmony by connecting with others and organising online events.
Open your places of worship to a virtual tour.
Create a YouTube series exploring your community's faith.
Create an interfaith forum online.
Share recipes about foods of your faith to promote understanding of your faith.
Hold an online party and watch an interfaith movie.
Choose an interfaith based book of your choice. Meet online and discuss.
Hold an online dialogue on interfaith harmony. With the internet, we can connect with people globally as well as locally.
Birth, Sickness, Aging, Death and Meditation with Aruni Marapane
Meditation is one of greatest art of life, perhaps the greatest. One can possibly learn from one self, that is the beauty of it. It’s about observing yourself, you learn about your own self, how mind and body is interactive and interdependent. With correct mindfulness you can meditate, in any situation you are in all day long.
Meditation is for me is like a huge “umbrella”. It covers a vast area in every aspect of life, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. You can take this “umbrella” to protect you from any kind of weather. Its flexible, adaptable, adoptable yet a beautiful aid which gives shelter, security, comfort, clear comprehension and wisdom. As I see, we are all seekers. Through out our lives we all seek some thing in our lives mental or otherwise. The four questions I always ask are,
What is meditation?
Why we want meditate?
What is the use if meditation?
Where does it gets you?
So, with so much love and compassion in my heart, I would like to invite you to have a journey with me together, have an open discussion, investigation, inquiry to look in to universal divine qualities such as loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. By doing so let’s look at our human conditioning birth, decay or aging, sickness and death constructively and objectively. And how we can mindfully observe, self-investigating, taking personal responsibility of our lives, turn these very real human aspects in to peaceful, joyful states which benefits our selves and others around us.
Practicing Religion: A Comparative Approach to the World's Religions
Join Interfaith Partnership in Spring 2021 for a ten-week virtual course exploring practices of the world’s religious traditions. The course will be organized around a central theme, namely that there are certain human “practices,” and that these differ among the religions of the world. For instance, nearly all world religions are committed to hospitality, but how they practice hospitality can be very different. Or again, religions of the world have an understanding of “dying well,” but how this most human of activities is practiced differs widely. Each class will focus on a “practice” and look at the practice from the perspective of differing religious communities. Classes will take a comparative approach, but not a comprehensive one; although every class will not be able to discuss every major religion, we will seek to include a breadth of examples over the course of the semester.
Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw, an ordained Christian minister, is the recently retired president of Eden Theological Seminary. Prof. Greenhaw began his teaching career at Vanderbilt University and has lectured on five continents. He is currently the Chair of the Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership.
This course will be offered for free to ensure that cost is not a barrier. That being said, Interfaith Partnership relies on donations to survive; if you are able to donate, we would deeply appreciate your financial support.
Courses will stream through Zoom on Tuesday nights from 7-8:10pm.
Click here to register.
Newton & Martha Minow: Why the Debate Over Regulating Social Media Matters to American Jewry
Dialogue as a Platform for Change: 6th to 12th Grade
Dialogue as a Platform for Change: 6th to 12th Grade
This program is designed for those who are either completely new to dialogue or wanting to continue to explore being in dialogue. If you are looking to better understand what it looks and feels like to engage authentically and courageously in an identity-based dialogue, join us. If you are looking to explore the way that your own identities and experiences impact what you believe to be true, join us. If you want to figure out whether dialogue is something you want to make more a part of your life moving forward, join us.
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