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Rathbun Fellowship for Religious Encounter

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Rathbun Fellowship for Religious Encounter 2021-2022

Join our multifaith community and learn about different faith traditions from an insider’s view. The Rathbun Fellowship for Religious Encounter brings together faith leaders of different traditions to discuss their communities, core beliefs, practices, and challenges. Religious traditions come alive through practitioners who are animated by their faith. Honest and open dialogue across faith traditions create a unique learning experience where faith and knowledge intersect. The fellowship meets weekly over dinner to spiritually engage and learn from each other in an open and welcoming environment. Fellows are encouraged to bring their whole spiritual selves to the gathering regardless of their faith tradition. This fellowship is meant to be a spiritually uplifting experience for people of faith, people of no faith, and seekers alike. RSVP's must be submitted at least one day before each session for dinner to be provided.

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Link: https://forms.gle/kXuDVwQKvqfS2qup9

Fall Schedule

Week/Date

Topics

Week 3 (10/6)

Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue

Week 4 (10/13)

Connectedness in Islam

Learn about daily prayer and foundations of Islam

Led by Dr. Amina Darwish

Week 5 (10/20)

Christianity

Led by Dean Tiffany Steinwert 

Week 6 (10/27)

Partnership in Judaism 

Led by Rabbi Laurie Hahn Tapper 

Week 7 (11/3)



 

Wellbeing and The Buddhist Enlightenments

Led by Z. M. Rebecca Nie

Week 8 (11/10)

African Spirituality

Led by Rev. SYS

Week 9 (10/17)


 

Bakthi (Devotion) in Hinduism

Led by Sangeetha Kowsik

Week 10 (12/1)

Spiritual Check-ins

What does it mean to be religious? How do you relate to your faith tradition?

Join our multifaith community and learn about different faith traditions from an insider’s view. Bring your whole spiritual self. People of faith, people of no faith, and seekers are all welcome