Interfaith Acitivity in the Madison Area
(from Madison Interfaith Dialogue - Oct. 14, 2009 - Notes from Ellie Jacobi)
1. Our December meeting will be at the state capitol building from 10 – 12, prior to the Interfaith Awareness gathering at noon in the rotunda. Give yourself time before or after to look at the various interfaith displays. More details will be available at our regular November meeting. [Displays will be up all week]
2. On Nov. 12 the UN Charter for Compassion will be unveiled. There will be a Madison event in honor of the occasion on Thurs., Nov. 12 from 7 – 10 PM at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St. For information, contact Callen Harty at 608-469-6686 or email@example.com
3. Please spread the word: The Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration will be on Sunday Nov. 22. Gather at 2:30, program begins at 3, followed by sharing of food. Keynote speaker is Joe Elder. There will be music, meditation, prayers, readings and other sacred expressions of Thanksgiving from a variety of spiritual traditions and communities in the grater Madison area. You are asked to bring canned goods or cash for the Dane County Food Pantries, as well as an appetizer, dessert or other finger food to share at the end. Ruth Hoffman-Hein provided flyers (sent via George) for us to post. If you have places to put them up, just ask for more from Ruth 608-347-4724. If your group is not yet a sponsor, or if you would like more information, go to www.madison.com/communities/GMIA (Note: capital letters needed for GMIA)
Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at Holy Wisdom Monastery, 10:00 – 12:00
Next Program: Introduction to the Charter for Compassion and our individual reactions to it. Please read it before the meeting, www.charterforcompassion.org
December Program: Interreligious Dialogue on the Charter for Human Rights and the Charter for Compassion. We will compare, contrast and relate both to the Golden Rule.