Tuesday, November 14, 2006

9th Annual Interfaith Awareness Week - more events!

November 14, 2006

The Ninth Annual Interfaith Awareness Week in Wisconsin (December 10-16,
2006) is less than one month away. Since 1998, the Governor and the Dane
County Executive have proclaimed the week inclusive of Human Rights Day as
Interfaith Awareness Week. In 1999, the Mayor of Madison joined the annual
proclamation. This year, the Mayors of Middleton and Monona will be
proclaiming this special week as well.

It is very exciting to report events throughout the week in the Greater
Madison area. The humble beginnings included an Interfaith Awareness Day at
the Main Branch of the Madison Public Library in 1998. In 2002, the first
annual Interfaith Awareness Celebration was held in the Capitol Rotunda.
That year was also the first for public displays of world faith traditions
in Wisconsin in the capitol for the entire week.

This year, a multifaith committee has worked on coordinating a variety of
locations and times for Interfaith Awareness Week events. Although details
of presenters at each event are still being worked on, each event already
has more than 4 different faith traditions represented in the programs.
There are commitments for more than 14 displays of different faith
traditions at the capitol. Some of these displays will be previewed at the
Middleton kick-off event Sunday afternoon.

Some of the faith traditions already involved include: Baha'i, Buddhist,
Christian (several denominations), Eckankar, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Sufi Order
of the West, Unity, Wiccan

There is still room for more to be involved. If a group or individual is
interested, please contact the coordinator information below.

Here are the confirmed events of IAW9:

Through December 18, interfaith book display at Monona Public Library
For the month of December, interfaith book display at Middleton Public
Interfaith book displays at Madison Public Library - Main Branch & Lakeview

DECEMBER 10 - Sunday, 2pm
Good Neighbor Interfaith Celebration
Middleton Public Library, Archer Room
7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton
Coordinator, Rev. John-Brian Paprock, 836-6778, inroads@minister.com

DECEMBER 11-15 - Monday thru Friday
Displays of Wisconsin Faiths
Capitol Rotunda
Coordinators, Anne Wynne , 224-1715, eannewynne@yahoo.com
and Rev. John-Brian Paprock, 836-6778, inroads@minister.com

DECEMBER 11 - Monday, 7pm
Dane County Interfaith Awareness Celebration & Universal Worship
Meriter Retirement Community, Health Center Auditorium
334 W. Doty Street, Madison
Coordinator, Anne Wynne, 224-1715, eannewynne@yahoo.com
MRC chaplain, Rev. Guta Cvetkovic, 284-2004, gcvetkovic@meriter.com

DECEMBER 12 - Tuesday, 12noon
5th Annual Wisconsin Interfaith Awareness Celebration in the Capitol
Capitol Rotunda
Coordinators, Anne Wynne, 224-1715, eannewynne@yahoo.com
and Rev. John-Brian Paprock, 836-6778, inroads@minister.com

DECEMBER 14 - Thursday, 6pm
Madison Interfaith Awareness Celebration
Madison Public Library - Lakeview Branch
2845 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison
Coordinator, Amit Mangar,772-0858, amitmangar@yahoo.com

DECEMBER 16 - Saturday, 10am
Monona Interfaith Awareness Celebration
Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Road, Monona
Coordinator, Dennis Jenkyns, 221-8416, jenkyns@sbcglobal.net

In addition, there are these other events of interest during IAW9:

Sunday, December 10, 10am
Sufi Order of the West
Monthly Universal Worship Service
Gates of Heaven, James Madison Park

Wednesday, December 13, 9:30am
Madison Interfaith Dialogue Group
Monthly Meeting
Holy Wisdom Monastery (St Benedict Center) Highway M

Friday, December 15, Sunset
First Night of Hanukkah Ceremony
in the Capitol Rotunda
Sponsored by Chabad House (Orthodox Jewish) in Madison

For more information, text copies of the proclamations or other contact

Rev. John-Brian Paprock
IAW9 Coordinator

Inroads Interfaith Ministry
P.O. Box 5207, Madison, WI 53705
(608) 236-9622 ~ inroads@minister.com


Blogger John Brian said...

From: Mike Goggin [mailto:mikeg@ifcmw.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:44 AM
To: jonbrian
Subject: RE: [NAIN: News and Information] Ninth Annual Interfaith Awareness Week in Wisconsi

What a great model for other states and provinces to follow!


Mike Goggin

NAIN Chairperson

Michael J. Goggin, M.A.

Assistant Director

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC)

1426 9th Street NW, Second Floor

Washington, D.C. 20001-3330

202-234-6300 x 202 (phone)

202-234-6303 (fax)

mikeg@ifcmw.org (e-mail)

www.ifcmw.org (website)

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