Miriam Heller Stern, National Director, School of Education, HUC

The Jewish people have a long history of creative thinking as a tool for adaptation, disruption and survival. Join us for an interactive session where we will explore creative Jewish sensibilities that help us be bold, refuel, and recharge our optimism.

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Grandparents Network and Lilith magazine.

by Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Texts: Proverbs 22.1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 146

After several days of sheltering in place with my immediate family, I returned to my Ohio home.  At once, I I was greeted by two old friends who were waiting for me at my place.  They were not human beings.  Instead, they were piles of dust, behind two doors.

So, as I looked at the piles of dust, trying to decide which one I would attend to first, I imagined one of them saying to the other in an enthusiastic tone, “I have decided that I am better than you.  This means , I am worth more than you, and I am more important than you.”  So then, I imagined the other pile of dust being startled and issuing a rather stern rebuke: “Say what?  Aren’t we both just piles of dust?  How are you any better than me?”

EquaSion Presents 

During this historic time of overwhelming uncertainty and worldwide crisis, we will continue the momentum of our community’s interfaith collaboration through a series of short webinars, called “Turning to Faith.”  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.

Part 1- Sunday, April 19 – Finding Hope in a time of Uncertainty

Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J,, President, Xavier University

Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Executive Director, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Rt. Rev. Marvin F. Thomas, Sr., Bishop, Second Episcopal District, CME Church

Imam Hossam Musa, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Aasees Kaur, Sikh civil rights advocate

James Buchanan, PhD, Director, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University

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 Isolation

All 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.