SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE
January 30 – April 4, 2014
This year's Season for Nonviolence features a number of different venues offering lectures, workshops, and presentations, all of which include non-violent perspectives on different issues of the day.
Below are two upcoming events. Other events by different organizations will be posted as they become available.
Engaging Israel: Religious
Pluralism and Human Rights
with Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin
Sunday, March 16, April 6, 1:00-3:00pm
TBI Member $20; Guest $28
(fee includes materials) Registration deadline: March 13
Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we will focus on “Religious Pluralism and Human Rights.” Going deeper than the political issues of the day, the Engaging Israel course re-frames the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide.
The Engaging Israel course elevates the North American conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis. Engaging Israel will equip participants with a quintessentially Jewish values based vocabulary to define and articulate why Israel and Zionism can and should be fundamental to our Jewish identity. Each session will include text study and discussion led by Rabbi Yitzhak, a video lecture by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and (time permitting) a video dialogue between Rabbi Hartman and other top scholars and experts.
Open to those who previously participated in the EngagingIsrael course as well as new participants.
: The Closing Celebration for the 2014 Season for Nonviolence is an evening of music, readings, song and poetry recognizing the power of nonviolence from the perspective of each presenters' spiritual tradition. Hosted by Lane Interfaith Alliance, the event includes presenters from Hindu, Brahma Kumaris, Christian, Self Realization Fellowship, Jewish, Science of Mind, Buddhist, and Native traditions.
WHAT HAPPENED TO
HEART TO HEART?
From Heart to Heart, the LIA sponsored column that appeared in the Register Guard for over ten years, was discontinued at the end of 2013 due to a steady decline in the number and quality of submissions that were available for publication. Perhaps after so many years, the kind of inter-faith cooperation that made From Heart to Heart possible needed to find a new avenue of expression. We want to thank the hundreds of people whose personal insights and experiences helped illuminate the common beliefs shared by so many different spiritual traditions. We trust that the light they shed will continue to shine in a new lamp to help guide us along the paths that bring us together.
Please see our Community Events page for information on activities and events in the community that welcome interfaith participation.
OUR MISSION is to build a network of faith communities which works on and facilitates dialogue on matters of faith while developing a growing appreciation principles of our own individual faiths.