Part 2 - Sunday, April 26 - Finding Peace in a time of Anxiety
Part 3 - Sunday, May 3 - Finding Courage in a time of Overwhelming Fear
Part 4 - Sunday, May 10 - Finding Community in a time of Social IsolationAll programs will air from 4:00 - 4:30 pm and require separate registrations. Please register HERE to receive your passcode to participate. 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. 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, extend our sincere gratitude to the faith leaders contributing to our program. Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Turning to Faith. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Webinar Sponsored by the EquaSion/Festival of Faiths, in conjunction with The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and the Brueggeman Center, Xavier University.
In an effort to bring our audiences quality programming despite the coronavirus outbreak, we are thrilled to announce our first live webinar, Get to Know Your Neighbor: Kroger's Impact on Local and Global Markets Amid COVID-19 on Thursday, April 16th, at 3pm.
In this half hour lecture, we will be covering several topics as they relate to the business environment at Kroger and within the food industry during the COVID-19 crisis.
Topics will include:
Registration is free, but space is limited! Register here!
As the novel coronavirus tears through the world causing chaos and uncertainty, the AJC #BeAMensch campaign is designed to recognize and encourage acts of kindness around the world. We will shine a light on good deeds at a time where we must draw more than ever on our Jewish and universal values and the relationships we have cultivated in our communities. Mensch is Yiddish for “a person of integrity and honor,” or, put simply, a good person.
Share tales of goodness, even greatness, here or post on social media using the hashtag #BeAMensch. Inspire us as we rise up to recognize those who have stepped up, the bystanders who have become upstanders.
For the past several years, Shoulder to Shoulder has helped facilitate and uplift multi-faith connections during Ramadan through our United States of Love Over Hate campaign. Usually this has happened around real dinner tables sharing real food, face to face. For many of our Muslim neighbors, Ramadan is a time when they are often gathering, with their families, friends, and the wider community, to break the fast each evening and to connect with one another.
This year looks quite different. While concern for public health will prevent us from gathering in person this year, we are still here to help you find ways to connect meaningfully during this time. We strongly believe physical distancing should not mean social isolation or an end to interfaith engagement. However, it does take extra intention, effort, and creativity to connect with one another in these times, and connection remains vitally important for our own well being and the well being of our communities. We will get through these times together.
For Ramadan 2020, we’re launching an initiative we’re calling Welcome to My Table.
This initiative connects households to households, one-on-one or in small groupings to virtually share an Iftar meal (what’s an iftar?).
We have developed a system for pairing households to one another (click here to sign up!). Sign Up Today We created a downloadable 2020 Ramadan Guidebook to help you connect with new and old friends and with neighbors, and colleagues you already know or with whom you want to connect.
We’ve also included tips for those looking to move their larger community Iftars into a virtual space.
We don’t have all the answers on how to make meaningful connections in a time of physical distancing, uncertainty, and fear, but we are learning from others navigating these same waters, and are offering our resources to help make it a little easier to connect across faith lines this Ramadan.
Please reach out if we can support you in other ways this season, or if you have creative ways you’re connecting throughout Ramadan that you’d like to share with us! Wishing you strength, love and light in these uncertain times,
Nina, Catherine, and Cassandra
P.S. If you haven't already, check out & share our new Ramadan Road Trip Video Series and Discussion Guides. Four of the six videos have been launched thus far. We'll be releasing two more videos, discussion guides, and more Ramadan resources in the coming weeks!
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