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September 2020

Class: Fundamentals of Buddhism I with Chris Montone

September 26 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
Zoom, 3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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$90

What did the Buddha actually teach? The earliest teachings of the Buddha presented a schema for understanding why there is suffering, how it manifests, the role that ego plays in perpetuating it, and the way out—the path to enlightenment. In this two-part offering (Sep. 26 & Oct. 3), we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha actually taught in the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma, commonly referred to as the "Hinayana" teachings. Together we'll survey the principal teachings, with references to the sutras (original written…

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RTMC Children’s Drawing Contest

September 29 @ 8:00 am - November 1 @ 11:30 pm

With children spending so much time indoors due to the pandemic, never before have they had the opportunity to deeply appreciate the importance of a safe and healthy home. We want to see what their home means to them. In honor of our 30th anniversary, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is proud to announce our first ever drawing contest! We invite children from Montgomery County to draw and submit a piece of art that answers the following prompt: What does a safe and…

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October 2020

Montgomery County Interfaith Fall Forum: Many Pathways to Family Recovery

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event will feature: Speakers on Substance Use and Mental Health Recovery Pathways, A Panel Discussion and Q&A with various Montgomery County agencies and committees and A Virtual Resource Fair where you can connect directly with organizations and resources in the community. **Sponsored by Montgomery County’s Mental Health Advisory Committee, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council, and Child Welfare Services/Citizens Review Panel 6:00pm-6:10pm: Welcome and Recovery Advocate Tribute 6:10pm-7:00pm: Substance Use & Mental Health Recovery Pathways Speakers ❖ LaTonia…

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Film Fest DC

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

52 films • 35 countries • 10 days • 1 amazing film festival The 34th Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival will be presented online, allowing you to enjoy great films from the comfort of your own home. Filmfest DC continues to offer the best in world cinema. This year's festival will be shown in 2 series, details are in the Festival Guide. Browse through the Film Schedule and be sure to visit the Ticket Page which includes step-by-step instructions on…

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Nonviolence: A Strategic and Moral Compass in Extraordinary Times

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Grievance and deprivation, perceived or real, tempt groups into violent behavior. Rapid change, social upheaval, and uncertainty make violent expressions of social discontent even more likely. It is in those moments that we are called to demonstrate a heightened sense of restraint and sound judgment. It is in those moments that nonviolence presents as a timely and timeless concept for contemporary societies. And yet, while few would disagree about the virtue of nonviolence, a similarly firm belief and understanding about its power, strategy,…

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LDS October 2020 General Conference

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites everyone to participate in the 190th Semiannual General Conference October 3-4, 2020. This digital-only conference will be broadcast to the largest global audience to date. As the world grapples with a global pandemic, economic hardship, social issues, political turmoil, and uncertainty, The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will focus on the Savior’s messages of love, understanding, acceptance, hope, connection, and inclusion.…

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Why Scientists Need to Talk About Religion to Address Race and Gender Disparities in Science

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In this lecture, three of the authors of "Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion" (Oxford University Press 2019), Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, and Brandon Vaidyanathan, will discuss core findings from the largest and most comprehensive international study of scientists' attitudes toward religion, gender, and ethics ever undertaken, including a survey of 20,000 scientists and in-depth interviews with over 600 of them. The speakers will explore ways that scientists can engage with and…

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Faculties’ Convocation on Anti-Racist Theology and Teaching

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

The Academic Deans of the Washington Theological Consortium Schools invite all faculty members and program directors of WTC schools and institutions  to join us for this Virtual Faculties’ Convocation during this time of racial reckoning for our schools and faith communities. The Webinar will be from 7:00-8:45 on Monday, October 5, and the theme will be: “Toward Anti-Racist Theology and Practice: Transforming our Teaching” with Dr. Eric Williams Dr. Williams is the Curator of Religion for the Smithsonian National Museum of…

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​The MultiFaith Storytelling Institute class

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - October 8 @ 3:30 pm
Zoom, 3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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$100

The MultiFaith Storytelling Institute provides professional development in the use of storytelling, teaching spiritual leaders, chaplains, spiritual directors, teachers, lay leaders, and students to tell stories more effectively, all in a sacred setting. Their next online storytelling intensive is October 6 and 8, 2020. This 2 day retreat - geared towards clergy, chaplains, spiritual leaders, storytellers, and interested lay people - provides a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to explore the creative process of learning and telling stories. You…

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DMV Food Recovery Week 2020

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - October 17 @ 2:30 pm
Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue

Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) and the DC Food Recovery Working Group (DCFRWG) are combining forces this year to co-host DMV Food Recovery Week. The global pandemic has revealed how much we need a more resilient food system – one that sustains the earth and provides sufficient, nutritious food for all who need it. Visit this link to see all of the wonderful events happening this week and to register: https://dmvfoodrecoveryweek.org/

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