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November 2019

Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P St., NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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A Fresh Perspective on Religious Freedom from One of the Nation’s Top Attorneys. Many Americans feel like their religious freedoms are under attack and their beliefs will soon be punished as a form of bigotry. Others say these fears are overblown and Christians should stop complaining about imaginary persecution. In Free to Believe, leading religious freedom attorney Luke Goodrich challenges both sides of this debate, offering surprising insights on the most controversial religious freedom conflicts today—including gay rights, abortion rights,…

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Deconstructing Islamophobia

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Maryland

This  is a collaborative effort between the Hate-Bias Response Program and The Muslim Alliance for Social Change. Join as we discuss the social construction of Islamophobia.  Panelists include Darakshan Raja (Justice for Muslims Collective), Kristin Garrity Sekerci (Bridge Initiative), and Su'ad Mohamud (Somali Students Association UMD).

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40th Annual Interfaith Concert

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Each fall, we gather for the IFC's biggest night of the year: the annual Interfaith Concert! IFC's concert is our major annual fundraising event. Donations to the concert sustain our year-round work. This year's honoree is Dr. Siva Subramanian. Read about Dr. Subramanian here. Participating performers include: Muvva Kuchipudi Dance School (United Hindu-Jain Temples) Shrine of the Sacred Heart Choir (Roman Catholic) Heritage Signature Chorale (Protestant) Soulfire (Christian Praise Band) Kolot HaLev (Jewish) Sikh Kirtani Jatha of Guru Gobind Singh…

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Fact and Faith: A Dialogue about Science and Religion

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Temple Emanual, 10101 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD is pleased to host Dr. Alan Lightman. Lightman is a renowned theoretical physicist and internationally recognized author of many essays and books including the bestselling Einstein’s Dreams. He speaks elegantly about creative and scientific processes; the role of intuition and imagination; and the wonder and fragility of human nature—what it means to be alive.  RSVPs appreciated: [email protected] or 301-942-2000. 

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Screening of First Person Plural

November 21 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
The Miracle Theater, 535 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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 First Person Plural is a new independent feature film about two Minneapolis filmmakers—the son of a Somali imam and daughter of white Baptist preacher who fall in love on Thanksgiving Day and bring together their estranged families.   While First Person Plural is largely a love story that shows how much they have in common, it ends with a cautionary twist, as a younger brother’s bumbling threats escalate into something real and dangerous.  The older siblings’ love shows how love…

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Stump the Deaf Rabbi

November 21 @ 5:00 pm

You know how some people just have an answer for everything? See if you can throw your burning questions about life, ethics, current events, religion, or anything else at our special guest, Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff! Perhaps you can get him to say, "Wow, good question -- I don't know!" Can G-d create something so heavy he can't lift it? Can Jewish vampires drink blood? Can we use phones on Shabbat? From the simple curiosity to the outlandish questions, Rabbi Soudakoff…

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Early Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfax County Building, 12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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Join us for an early Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate our diversity and offer our thanks together for all the blessings we have.  For general ADA question/information please contact the Fairfax County Office of Equity Programs at 324-2953 / TTY 711 Please register at: bit.ly/thanks-2019 We look forward to seeing you!

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2019 Celebrate Marriage Conference: Love, Learn, Laugh

November 22 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22202 United States
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Learn, love, laugh with fun filled activities: the Interfaith Comedy Show featuring Moses the Comic Timmy Hall will keep you laughing. The fun continues with game night, kareoke, a DJ, and the opportunity to  listen to invited guest Aqueelah Rasheed, author of "Muslim Marriage Makeover." You will also have the chance to get involved in interactive working sessions. Registration all inclusive for both days: Single $85 Married $150

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Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington Activity Planning and Brainstorming Session

November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome to the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington JIDS will have an activity planning brainstorming session that is open to the entire community.  The meeting will be at a home in Bethesda.  For more information about the venue, please e-mail [email protected]  

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Arab Folk Dance Workshop (for all ages)

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
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Join Washington Revels and Karim Nagi for an “Arab Folk Dance Intensive” workshop!  Karim will guide us through traditional group dances from the Arab world. These are not “performance” dances, but village community dances done by “The People” — adults and children of all ages — in social, celebratory, and spiritual group settings. Here's a video of what to expect: https://youtu.be/f5JFvlekoic. Ticket are $25 (adults); $15 (youth 18 and under)    

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