Interfaith Dinner Dialogue Deemed a Delicious Success!

To no surprise, the InterFaith Works Cooperation Circle’s InterFaith Dinner Dialogues event was a delicious success!

Fifteen host homes and faith community venues welcomed 150 guests on Sept. 22 for the annual InterFaith Dinner Dialogues program. Participants gathered over a meal and discussed a number of thought- provoking questions, with the diverse guests offering their personal thoughts about faith and spirituality. A trained facilitator guided and moderated the dialogue, so participants felt comfortable sharing their thoughts.

Dialogue hosts provided a simple vegetarian dinner, as eating together is a symbolic act of tolerance, respect and understanding, as well as an outward expression of unity among those with varied beliefs and religious traditions. Food and dialogue were the connection as all 15 facilitators ended with the question,

“How do we begin to accept others’ faith and beliefs despite how they differ from our own?”

The Dinner Dialogues have been very successful, as participating attendees have asked for the dialogue to continue.

 


To find out more about dialogue program and event participation opportunities, contact the El-Hindi Center for Dialogue at 315-449-3552, or email cwd1@interfaithworkscny.org.

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship Annual Interfaith Dinner

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship Annual Interfaith Dinner

Muncie Interfaith Fellowship Annual Interfaith Dinner

The Muncie Interfaith Fellowship Cooperation Circle had over 90 people attend our annual Community Interfaith Carry-in Dinner. The topic for the evening was “Justice.” We began with opening prayers from the Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions. Then after everyone enjoyed dinner, individuals representing the Hindu, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Quaker, Muslim and Baha’i traditions presented their sect’s views on “justice.” George Wolfe, who is the chair of the Muncie Interfaith Fellowship, introduced the topic as it relates to Peace Education, and served at the “MC” for the evening event.