Monday, April 14, 2008

What's Happening Tomorrow

Teresa and I are leaving at 6am from Sequim...the Panel Discussion starts at 9:30 @ Hec Ed Pavilion @ the U.W.....The following spiritual leaders will be on the panel:

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a simple Buddhist monk
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African Cleric and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
-Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America
-Rabbi David Rosen, Chairmen of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations
-Rosh Joan Halifax, Zen Buddhist Priest
-Rob Bell, Christian speaker, author and founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church
-Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun, lecturer and author
-Doug Pagitt, head pastor of Solomon's Porch and Christian author
-Bishop Steven Charleston, the President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School and a Professor of Theology
-Linda Kavelin-Popov, co-founder of the Virtues Project
-Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, Secretary General of the African Muslim Organization in Africa
-Steven Shankman, the UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Peace
-Youth from around the region
-Others yet to be announced

The Youth and Spiritual Connection Dialogue begins with a panel focusing on contemporary children. In today’s complex culture, with problems such as media overload, social pressure, short attention spans, isolation and fear, how do we bring awareness of spirituality and compassion to our children in the first years of life?

In the afternoon, workshops and forums on Spirituality and Compassion will provide participants with practical tools they can contribute to their homes, communities and future generations.

Will write all about it on Wednesday.....

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