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OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF INTERFAITH DIALOGUE SERIES

1. To learn about one another's core beliefs of faith, culture, traditions and community life

2. To ask questions in dialogue that lead to greater understanding

3. To create friendships and build relationships across religious and cultural devides

4. To decrease suspicion and fear of one another

5. To be part of a process that eliminates acts of discrimination and hate against recent immigrants and persons of color

6. To contribute toward building greater respect and opportunity for people in the St Cloud area

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE SERIES
EXPLORING
The Baha'i Faith, Native American Dakota, Celtic Paganism, Urantia, and Unitarian Universalism

SAINT CLOUD, MN
MARCH - APRIL 2005
TUESDAYS 6:00 - 8:00 PM

DATES, TOPICS & LOCATIONS

MISSION STATEMENT
To establish a working knowledge of the beliefs, practices and lifestyles of five religious traditions, ancient and modern, which are in the St. Cloud area. Those who follow these faiths will discuss them with the community at large in order to help further understanding and dialogue.

PURPOSE
This educational series is planned to promote an opportunity for understanding and dialogue among people of these five faiths and others who subscribe to diverse beliefs and cultural practices in the St. Cloud area

FREE & OPEN TO ALL

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FOR DISTRIBUTION:

Flyer

Brochure

Flyer & Brochure are in pdf format

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

Moderator for Session 1 to 4:
Reverend Toby Horst

Moderator for Session 5:
Venus Thomas

Moderator for Session 6 (Closing Panel):
Abdel Naroth

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EACH SESSION WILL INCLUDE

 

6:00 - 6:30 pm Pre-dialogue session
6:30 - 6:40 pm Invitation to Dialogue (Moderator - Reverend Toby Horst
Welcome Remarks(Representative of hosting institution)
Introductory Words (UNIITE's Executive Director - Dr Malcolm Nazareth) /em>
6:40 - 7:20 pm Opening Prayer (Representative of the religion of the day)
Featured Main Presentation
7:20 - 7:35 pm Questions & Answers
7:35 - 7:40 pm Closing Comment by the Presenter
7:40 - 7:45 pm Concluding Prayer
(Representative of another faith tradition)
7:45 - 8:00 pm Refreshments & Conversation

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LIST OF SPONSORS

UNIITE

Center for Interfaith Encounter

Otto Bremer Foundation

St. Mary's Cathedral

Pagan Alliance of St Cloud State University

Sacred Celtic Order of Balance Church

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

St. John's Episcopal Church

St Cloud Technical College

St Augustine Church

Coborn's

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CLOSING PRAYER REPRESENTATIVES:

Session 1 - Jane Bennet (Judaism)

Session 2 - Chandra Prakash (Hinduism)

Session 3 - Mariani Nazareth (Christianity)

Session 4 - Norhashimah Erpelding (Islam)

Session 5 - Tim Griffin (Buddhism)

Session 6 - Karen Jurgens (Sufism)

 

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DATES , TOPICS, SPEAKERS & LOCATIONS

 

Dates

 

Topics

 

Speakers

 

Locations

 

March 8

Native American Dakota Spirituality and Lifestyle

Frank Chartrand & Barb Hanska

St. Mary's Cathedral, Mary Cente (former school--use side door), behind the Cathedral
25 8th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301

March 15

Celtic Paganism

Jayme Wickman

Voyager South, Atwood Center
St Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S, St Cloud MN 56301

March 29

Urantia

Cristina Seaborn,
Jim McNelly,
Jill Strunk,
Tom O'Keefe

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3226 Maine Prairie Road
St Cloud, MN 56301

April 5

Unitarian Universalism

Troy Foede

St. John's Episcopal Church
1111 Cooper Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301

April 12

The Bahai Faith

Jan Thompson

North Commons
St Cloud Technical College
1540 Northway Drive
St Cloud, MN 56303

HOSPITALITY:

Child Care activities for children

Light snacks & refreshments served by hosting institution

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS EVENT!