The internationally renowned Interfaith Amigos will visit Marietta and other sites in southeast Ohio, November 10th-12th. These three clergymen have given their inspiring presentation in the U.S. — from Seattle to New York City — as well as in the Middle East and Japan. They have been featured as TED Talk presenters. This trio is comprised of Jamal Rahman (an Imam of the Islamic Sufi tradition), Pastor Don Mackenzie (a United Church of Christ Minister), and Ted Falcon (a Reform Jewish Rabbi). Since September 11, 2001, these three have dedicated themselves to the promotion of interfaith dialogue through public presentations and workshops. Their goal is to promote cooperative, constructive and positive interaction among people of different religious faiths.
The first presentation is at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 10th, at the Alma McDonough Auditorium. At 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11th, there will be a workshop in the Andrews Hall Great Room. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
In addition, the Interfaith Amigos will give a presentation in Athens at the Baker Center on the campus of Ohio University at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 11th, and at the Boyd Science Center on the campus of Muskingum University at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 12th. These events are also free and open to the public.
During their presentation, the Interfaith Amigos share the promises as well as the challenges related to developing an interfaith dialogue that can support collaborative action in our world. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, they guide an interfaith process that opens their audiences to spiritual treasures which support healing and wholeness. Their visit to southeast Ohio is sponsored by the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Marietta, the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Athens Ohio, the Institute for Learning in Retirement, the Evans Trust Fund, Marietta College, and numerous individual donors.
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