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Faith Based Leaders to Host Special Interfaith Symposium March 24-25 in Portland March 12, 2007

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The Seattle group NICO (Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach) is co-hosting an Interfaith Convocation at the Madeleine in Portland on March 24-25. The attached flyer gives a few more details about the gathering, called “In the Beginning”.

In brief:

NICO is co-hosting a weekend gathering for the Portland community designed to deepen individual spiritual awareness and connect that awareness with a commitment for social/political/environmental justice. This will be an interfaith event drawing on the wisdom of sacred texts of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. The community is invited to come together on March 24-25 to look into the heart of the Abrahamic traditions and the New Universe Story, searching for the common themes that guide our lives. We will explore the context of our faith traditions and celebrate the unity of spirit through acts of compassion and justice. Attendees will be re-acquainted with their own tradition’s creation stories, will discover common threads in the creation stories, and will experience the convergence of science and spirituality in the New Universe Story. The event is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon), the Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Bilal Mosque, and NICO. Presenters include Rabbi Ted Falcom, Ph.D., Paul Fitterer, SJ; Muslim Sufi Minister Jamal Rahman, and Alexandra Kovats, CSJP, Ph.D.

Address/Registration Info: The Madeleine Church, 3123 NE 24th Ave., Portland, 97212; $65. Make your reservation by contacting John Hale, 425-865-0659 or jehale@earthlink.net.



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