Monday, December 04, 2006

9th ANNUAL INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK - MUCH MORE THAN BEFORE


9th ANNUAL INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK - MUCH MORE THAN BEFORE

The 9th Annual Interfaith Awareness week will have more activities, more
opportunities to meet people of diverse faith traditions and cultures, than
any year before.

This year's activities are co-sponsored by Inroads Ministry and the Greater
Madison Interreligious Association. The coordinating committee has
diversified venues and times for greater involvement during the week. Some
of the interfaith ideals of cooperative leadership and service have flowed
into the planning and running of each event. The coordinating committee has
had members of five different faith traditions with others involved in
specific events.

Here is the program of events for IAW9. There is a three fold brochure of
all the events that is available and can be sent electronically.

=======================================================
INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK OPENING EVENT
DECEMBER 10 - Sunday, 2pm
Good Neighbor Interfaith Celebration
"PEACE & HARMONY"

Opening Devotion - Judy Morgan (Middleton Baha'i Community) Interfaith City
Council Resolution - Alderman Kurt Sonnentag, City of Middleton Outreach
Ministry collection

Multifaith Panel - with short individual presentations and discussion
>Rev Fr John Brian Paprock (Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church)
>Gurdip Brar (Sikh Society of Wisconsin - Middleton Gurdwara)
>Darby Pugielli (St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church)
>Judy Korn (Middleton Baha'i Community)
>Pastor Jeff Jacobs (Springdale Lutheran Church, Mt Horeb)

Closing with Sufi Dance for Peace led by Rev Cheraga Joy Wood & Rev Cheraga
Gretchen Ellora

There will be refreshments

Preview almost half of the faith tradition displays that will be at the
Capitol

Middleton Public Library, Archer Room
7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton
Coordinator, Rev. John-Brian Paprock

==========================================================================

DECEMBER 11-15 - Monday thru Friday
Interfaith Awareness Week displays
Capitol Rotunda, Capitol Building, Madison

Baha'i Faith - Madison Area Baha'i Center
Deer Park Tibetan Buddhist Center
Episcopal Church in Wisconsin by St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
Greater Madison Inter-religious Association
Hindu Beliefs by American Hindu Association - Wisconsin
Interfaith Awareness Week
Islam by Madison Muslim Community
Jewish Calendar and Information by Madison Jewish Community Council
Multifaith Calendars by Inroads Interfaith Ministry
Orthodox Christianity in Wisconsin by Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin by Westminster Presbyterian Church
Religion of Light and Sound by Eckankar of Wisconsin
Sikh Faith by Sikh Society of Wisconsin - Middleton Gurdwara
Sufi Order of the West by Sufi Order of Madison
United Methodist Church in Dane County and Wisconsin by First United
Methodist Church
Unity by Unity Church of Madison
Yuletide by Circle Sanctuary

In addition, we acknowledge the "Holiday Tree;" the Freedom from Religion
Foundation Solstice declaration; the Dane County Evangelicals Jesus
declaration and the Hanukkah Menorah (which will be in the capitol later
this week) that inspire and complement the intent and purpose of Interfaith
Awareness Week.

Coordinators, Anne Wynne and Rev. John-Brian Paprock

============================================================================
===================

DECEMBER 11 - Monday, 7pm
Dane County Interfaith Awareness Celebration & Universal Worship "UNITY &
DIVERSITY"

Universal Worship participants:
Hindu - Amit Mangar
Buddhist - Celeste Robins
Native American (Ojibwe) - Alice Loew
Jewish - Francie Saposnik
Christian (Baptist) - Guta Cvetkovic
Islam - Rohany Nayan
Wiccan - Selena Fox
Baha'i - Judy Morgan
Eckankar - Anne Wynne

Universal Worship led by:
Sufi Order of Madison members: Ellora Atkinson, Sara Perkins, Rachel Roang,
Joy Wood

Meriter Retirement Community, Health Center Auditorium
334 W. Doty Street, Madison
Coordinator, Anne Wynne
MRC chaplain, Rev. Guta Cvetkovic

============================================================================
========

DECEMBER 12 - Tuesday, 12noon
5th Annual Wisconsin Interfaith Awareness Celebration in the Capitol
"FORWARD"

OPENING
Joel Thundercloud - Ho Chunk drum

INTRODUCTION
Reverend Father John-Brian Paprock
Co-Coordinator, Interfaith Awareness Week Director, Inroads Interfaith
Ministry Priest, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church

Anne Wynne
Co-Coordinator, Interfaith Awareness Week Vice-President, Greater Madison
Inter-religious Association Higher Initiate of Eckankar

INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATION
Read by Christopher River Paprock, Middleton High School Holy
Transfiguration Orthodox Church

BAHA'I
Dennis Jenkyns
Madison Area Baha'i Center

NATURE RELIGION
Reverend Selena Fox
President, Greater Madison Inter-religious Association Senior Minister,
Circle Sanctuary

LUTHERAN
Michelle Meyer
Leader, Whole Healing Ministry - Springdale Lutheran Church

HINDU
Amit Mangar
American Hindu Association

SIKH
Gurdip Brar
Sikh Association of Wisconsin - Middleton

PRESBYTERIAN
Reverend Alex Thornburg
Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Madison

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Steve Morrison
Executive Director, Madison Jewish Community Council

CLOSING
DANCE FOR PEACE
Led by Ellora Atkinson, Rachel Roang, & Joy Wood - Sufi Order of Madison

Individuals of different faiths will be available for questions and
discussion before and after the program at their respective displays.

============================================================================
====

DECEMBER 13 - Wednesday, 9:30am
Madison Interfaith Dialogue Group Monthly Meeting "The longest continuous
interfaith dialogue in Wisconsin"

Holy Wisdom Monastery (St Benedict Center) Highway M, Middleton
(Technically, not part of IAW9 planning - it is part of the week's intent)
============================================================================
========

DECEMBER 14 - Thursday, 6pm
Madison Interfaith Awareness Celebration "ESSENCE OF DIVINITY"

ISLAM - Salih Erschen (Dawa Circle of Madison)
HINDUISM - Amit Mangar (American Hindu Association)
BAHA'I _ Dennis Jenkyns (Madison Area Baha'i Center)
CHRISTIAN - Rev. Shirley Funk (Lakeview Lutheran Church) or Rev Fr
John-Brian Paprock (Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church)
SUFI - Rev Cheraga Sara Perkins with Tereasa Tolan (Sufi Order of Madison)

Madison Public Library - Lakeview Branch
2845 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison
Coordinator, Amit Mangar

============================================================================
===========

INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK CLOSING EVENT
DECEMBER 16 - Saturday, 10am
Monona Interfaith Awareness Celebration
"TOLERANCE & UNDERSTANDING"

Representative of Monona City Council to present city proclamation

Baha'i - Dennis Jenkyns
Hinduism - Amit Mangar
Sufism - Rev Cheraga Sara Perkins
Eastern Orthodox Christianity - Rev Fr John-Brian Paprock

Refreshments and discussion

Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Road, Monona
Coordinator, Dennis Jenkyns

============================================================================
=============

****************************************************************************
***

PUBLIC LIBRARY DISPLAYS

> Through December 18, interfaith book display at Monona Public Library
> For the month of December, interfaith book display at Middleton Public
> Library Interfaith book displays at Madison Public Library - Main
> Branch & Lakeview Branch
(call to check for times and location of displays)

****************************************************************************
********

There may be additions/changes before events.

Copies of municipal proclamations are available - State of Wisconsin, Dane
County, Cities of Madison, Middleton and Monona. The Wisconsin proclamation
by Gov. Doyle is posted here as well.
For more information, text copies of the proclamations or other contact
reasons:

Rev. John-Brian Paprock
IAW9 Coordinator
Inroads Interfaith Ministry
P.O. Box 5207, Madison, WI 53705
(608) 236-9622 ~ inroads@minister.com
www.interfaithsociety.blogspot.com

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home