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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Because Americans have never understood the myths of their own history that made it possible to have slavery, “Slavery didn’t end; it evolved,” Alabama’s Bryan Stevenson told Jon Stewart during the Oct. 16, 2014, “Daily Show.”Read More
Bryan will be the guest speaker at the free community gathering on Sunday Nov 2nd. Make plan to attend that great event and the conference on Monday!Read More
Bryan Stevenson, who speaks in Huntsville on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, embodies the arc of the American dream. The great-grandson of slaves, Stevenson is a graduate of Harvard Law with a master’s in public policy, a law professor at New York University, and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient. He is also founder-director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative.
Stevenson’s evening talk will open a regional conference on Nov. 3, Exploring Faith Intersections. Exploring Faith Intersections will feature a keynote address by theRev. Jim Wallis, founder-director of Sojourners, a faith-based organization that works to eliminate poverty and injustice in the United States. Monday’s conference, which is being sponsored by the Interfaith Mission Service, will also feature both local and nationally known leaders of faith-based initiatives to create a just, open, fair, prosperous and diverse community.
The Huntsville interfaith study group, Abrahamic Prayers, will begin a year’s study on the Bhagavad Gita, the sacred Hindu text, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, a day that coincides with the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, the devout Hindu who helped lead India’s revolution against Great Britain.
Dr. Laj Utreja, a retired mechanical engineer who is is also a teacher of yoga and meditation and the founder of the Institute of Spiritual Healing, will lead “Bhagavad Gita: Overview of Content and Essence” from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 2, in the parlor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12200 Bailey Cove Road in Huntsville.
Dr. Utreja, who was born in India and is himself Hindu, is an experienced and respected voice in interfaith conversations in North Alabama.
Abrahamic Prayers is an informal, interfaith worship service that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months. The gatherings are always free and open to newcomers. Anyone who expects to attend is invited to notify Abrahamic Prayers coordinator Peter Meister at firstname.lastname@example.org so that adequate materials can be prepared.
Calling all patriots interested in defeating the mistaken notion that terrorists have that people of different personal faith and philosophies can’t work together: Huntsville’s annual Day of Service & Unity is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. …. Read articleRead More
Event Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Event Venue: Huntsville Madison Public Library – Main Auditorium
Event Address: 915 Monroe Str SW, Huntsville,, AL 35801
The Etowah Visitation Project will present a program describing the visitation and letter writing initiative at the Etowah County Detention Facility in Gadsden, Alabama.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. – Dinner and informal table discussion
Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience. Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.
Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at email@example.com or call (256) 536-2401)
5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life
6:00 – Program and Dialogue
Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00
Hope to see you there!Read More
What is it like for the immigrants in detention in the John Hayes Detention Center in Etowah, Ala.? And is there any reason why we should care? … Read articleRead More
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JustFaith Series (30-weeks)
6:30 – 8:30
St. John’s Catholic
12:00 – 5:00
Space and Rocket Center
United Way Block Party
10:00 – 2:00
Big Spring Park, East
Buddhist Learning and Meditation
3:00 – 4:30
Unity on the Mountain
Hometown Pilgrimage Calendar – http://www.interfaithmissionservice.org/about-us/calendar/action~month/exact_date~1409590241/cat_ids~17/Read More