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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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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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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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Listening to Black Clergy: Election Edition

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

George Floyd’s death in May 2020 brought issues of structural racism and anti-racism to the forefront of the presidential election. A July 1 panel hosted by the Berkley Center titled “Listening to Black Clergy” put these issues in a theological context, providing a platform for Black clergy from the Christian tradition to offer their varied pastoral observations about what was going on in their congregations, their cities, and the nation as anti-racist efforts gathered momentum. Three months later, cases involving…

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Interfaith Town Hall: “Countering Hate Crimes and Hate Speech”

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center, 1188 Ralph Shockey Dr
Winchester, VA 22602 United States
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"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.“ - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg   Sunday, Oct. 11th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm (Event Check in begins 2:30 pm)   Location: James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center,Shenandoah University 1188 Ralph Shockey Dr, Winchester, VA 22602   In Person Capacity:100 People Registration Required: Registration Link - https://forms.gle/PwSKmzvuEw51PN4G9 Safety/Health, Masks Required, Physical Distancing, Temperature Checks   Speakers/Panelists:   Moderator: Rizwan…

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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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Going & Growing Through the Pandemics: Health, Hope & Help for Leaders

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Faith-Based Development Initiative presents "Going & Growing Through the Pandemics: Health, Hope & Help for Leaders" on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm. This webinar is designed specifically to support faith leaders, as part of a larger webinar series called "Feeding Faith Leaders with Community Fervor." Keynote speakers include  -- Reverend Erica St. Bernard, M.A., LCMFT; Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family; Therapist, Your Life's Well, LLC, Bowie, MD -- Rev. Dr. Kendrick Curry, Senior Pastor, Pennsylvania…

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30 Days with King David

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rumi Forum is proud to announce the book talk, Thirty Days With King David, by pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton.  King David ranks among the world’s greatest heroes for defeating Goliath and for preaching Psalms. He is honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims. In turbulent times, he united a nation—and his hard-earned wisdom can bring us together today. In this book, pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton shows us how David embodies 14 crucial values shared by effective leaders…

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Get Out the Vote Concert & Rally

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie presents a night of music. Singers from Temple Solel, Seabrook SDA Church, St. Matthews United Methodist Church, and Village Baptist Church will lift their voices in praise and worship. Imams from local mosques will also join in a call to prayer and area faith leaders will come together to raise awareness about the necessity of voting in the upcoming election. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cg_-1yYTQ3-k_d1GH55zeg

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