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November 2022

Interfaith Works Annual Faith Community Meeting

November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Interfaith Works is holding their annual Faith Community Meeting on Tuesday, November 1. Under the theme “A Commitment to Serve Together,” representatives from various faith-based organizations will discuss ways to deepen collaboration for more impactful results in addressing the expanding needs of communities. The event features remarks from Senator Chris Van Hollen, Council Vice President Evan Glass, and County Executive Marc Elrich. See the attached flyer for a full schedule!  The meeting will take place from 7-8:30 at the Washington…

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How Can Faith Communities Support the Civic Capacity of Children?

November 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001 United States
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As we enter the giving season, how can we make giving more meaningful for children? As faith communities, we try to teach children to look out for the needs of others, to empathize, to share what they have, to do what they can to make the world a better place for all people. But do our kids really know that they matter to their community? Our current practices of engaging kids in community are often outdated and unevenly focused on…

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Scriptural Reasoning: “Leadership”

November 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Theological Seminary, 3630 Bishop Walker Circle
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
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Join the Rumi Forum for this month's Scriptural Reasoning session on Leadership: The Making of a Leader! The session will be led by Hurunnessa Fariad, Director of Outreach at Multifaith Neighbors Network.  Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a practice where Christians, Jews, and Muslims study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet once a month to read short passages from their respective scriptures on a certain topic. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share…

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Our Values: In Theory and In Practice

November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom, 3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society for a two-part session on Jewish and Muslim values, comparing and contrasting the religious and moral ideals as written versus the nuance and variety in their manifestation. The dialogue will consider questions such as, what are our values in theory, and how do we tend to behave in practice where the rubber meets the road? In what ways have our ideals uplifted us?  And how have they tended to give way to alternative, less-elevated choices? …

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January 2023

Our Values: In Theory and In Practice

January 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JIDS

As part of JIDS continued effort to “keep it real,” we’ll talk about the Islamic values as they are supposed to be (i.e., when taught in theory). And we’ll present how these values are often stressed in the real world to the point where we tend to practice very different values when the rubber meets the road. kid

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February 2023

Interfaith Reflection and Dialogue on the theme of Divine Light

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
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April 2023

Infinite Sanctum: An Immersive Art Experience

April 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A site-specific immersive exhibition allowing guests to explore their (a)theism in community while engaging all five senses at different exhibits, in an amazing historical building on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. Guests can expect to experience sitting in total darkness in one exhibit, look inside of themselves in another, and ponder death in another. Program includes an artist talk and interfaith dialogue. Refreshments will be served. Sun, April 30 @3-5 PM Virginia Theological Seminary Bicentennial Hall 3612 Bishop Walker Cir…

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June 2023

An Abrahamic Dialogue: What’s So Abrahamic About it?

June 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In preparation for Eid al Adha, a Muslim festival that commemorates the sacrifice of Abraham, we will take a moment to reflect on the various narrations of Abraham’s sacrifice as recounted in the scriptures of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Each of these religions recounts and interprets Abraham's sacrifices in different ways, which helps define our understanding of our own faith identities and our interfaith interactions. Please join us, in conjunction with OneTable, for a Shabbat dinner and the latest installment…

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August 2023

Scriptural Reasoning: “Non-Violent Responses to Hatred”

August 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Theological Seminary, 3630 Bishop Walker Circle
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
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Rumi Forum presents: Scriptural Reasoning "Non-Violent Responses to Hatred" with Rev. Dr. David Milam  Click here to learn more.     Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 6:30 pm at the Virginia Theological Seminary

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October 2023

October 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kol Ami Reconstructionist Community, 4444 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA
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You don’t have to be a DC politics junkie to see the effect political polarization is having on our society, and this is a topic JIDS has tackled before.  But on Oct. 29th, we’ll look at the topic through a different prism, that of faith.  Just what roles does faith play as to the political and cultural schisms that mar our society?  Is it a cause of the problem?  Or is it a potential antidote?  And most importantly, what can…

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