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October 2019

Book Talk and Discussion “Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet” by Dr. Jon Pahl

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Barnes and Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive
Fairfax, VA United States
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Interfaith Prayer Service: Honoring Deputy Dhaliwal

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, 13814 Travilah Road
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Sandeep Dhaliwal was the first turbaned Sikh deputy who exemplified his uniform and the Sikh turban. He had inspired many lives and touched many people with his kindness and dedicated service beyond his duty.

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If You Could Make a Plea, What Would it Be?

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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When Jews, Muslims and Allies get together, we often talk about common ground. But let’s face it – most of us have strong opinions, and we regularly don’t see eye to eye with all members of our own faith tradition, let alone with everyone from a cousin faith. What if we were to create a safe space where JIDS members can open our hearts and minds and express ourselves – civilly, lovingly, and yet candidly – on topics where we…

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Revelation Today: Apocalypse in the Bible and Contemporary Art

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of the Bible, 400 Fourth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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"Apocalypse" means "revelation" in Scripture (not doomsday). A panel of Bible and Art scholars discuss images of suffering and hope in the Bible that speak to our society today.  The evening includes artist exhibit and discussion by four gifted painters and sculptors. A curated pre-event tour (5:00 pm) of the remarkable "Tapestry of Light" exhibit by Dr. Irene Barbieri is also available.  Small event fee (students with ID are free). Panelists include Dr. Stephen Cook (Virginia Theological Seminary), Dr. Deborah Sokolove…

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Culturfied International Children’s Festival

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC United States
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We are thrilled to host another culturally enriching International Children’s Festival this year, and we hope you and your family will join us.   Over 30 embassies will showcase their culture, cuisine, entertainment, arts, crafts and other exciting activities. For the first time ever, we will host a one-of-a-kind Children's Global Fashion Show, featuring traditional outfits from around the world. 

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Kashmir: Paradise on Fire

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for an interfaith panel discussion; Sikh, Muslim, and Jewish voices share their perspectives regarding the Constitutional Crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. The panel discussion will be held in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Due to security concerns, the address of the event will only be disclosed to guests who RSVP.

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All Neighbors Annual Festival of Light 2019

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waxpool Elementary, 42560 Black Angus Dr
Ashburn, VA 20148 United States
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Everyone is welcome for the All Neighbors Annual Festival of Light 2019 at Waxpool Elementary School, 42560 Black Angus Dr, in Ashburn VA 20148, on Saturday October 19 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We hope that hundreds of people will come together; this event is a traditional event for Hindu, Sikh, and Jain, and is enthusiastically celebrated around the world, to symbolize joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge. It represents the victory of good over evil and light over…

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Program For Kathina: Cambodian Buddhist Temple

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Cambodian Buddhist Society, 13800 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20904 United States
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We, the Cambodian Buddhists of Vatt Buddhikarama, have decided to get together to celebrate the Kathina to offer robes to the monks who have stayed in one place for three months. You, your family and friends are cordially invited to join us on this great occasion of Kathina.

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Hindu Nationalism in Gandhi’s India

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Georgetown University: Healy Hall Gaston Hall, 37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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October 2, 2019 was the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. The occasion has sparked widespread reflection on his life and work. In this lecture Rajmohan Gandhi, the Mahatma’s grandson and a renowned author and historian, will discuss Gandhi’s ideals, his flaws, and the contemporary Hindu right’s appropriation and exploitation of Gandhi as a symbol for legitimacy. This event is sponsored by the Georgetown University India Initiative. Professor Gandhi’s visit is sponsored by the Indian American Muslim Council and Hindus…

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Prepare, Respond, Reclaim: Gun Violence and Houses of Worship

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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It’s no longer if someone we know will be directly impacted by an act of gun violence, but when. Urban violence, domestic events, suicides, mass murder and accidents cause more than 100 gun deaths every day. Houses of worship must prepare for the potential of violence within their walls, respond compassionately to trauma in our communities and reclaim our communities as places of safety and sanctuary for all God’s children. Pierre Thomas, Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News, leads a…

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