Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering
From: Rev. Dean Kirst
Madison's fourth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration is being
sponsored by the Greater Madison Interreligious Association (GMIA) and
Inroads Ministry and more than two dozen area churches and civic
organizations, including Lakeview Lutheran which is hosting the event in its
East Hall. This multicultural and interreligious event is free and open to
the public. It will be held on Sunday, November 22 , from 2:30 - 5 :30 pm.
Lakeview Lutheran Church, 4001 Mandrake Road, is located at the corner of
Mandrake and Northport Drive in Madison, Wisconsin.
Arrivals for this year's event begin at 2:30 pm with Celtic tunes and other
folk music by Michael Doran. The program begins at 3 pm, and a potluck
social follows. There will be free childcare from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in the
This year's keynote address, "Cross Cultural Perspectives on Thanksgiving,"
will be presented by Joseph Elder, professor at the University of Wisconsin
in Department of Sociology and the Department of Language and Cultures of
Asia. Professor Elder is a member of the Madison Monthly Meeting of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
This year's celebration also will include music, readings, dances, and
meditative reflection by presenters from different cultural and faith
traditions, including Tibetan Buddhist, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Baha'i,
Wiccan, Protestant Christian, Sufi, and others..
Those who attend this year's event are invited, to bring canned goods or a
cash donation for the charity food drive to benefit Dane County food
pantries. Attendees also are welcome to contribute appetizers, snacks, or
desserts to the social that concludes the program.
The celebration is free and open to the public.
DIRECTIONS TO SITE: http://www.lakeviewlutheranchurch.org/contact.htm or
call (608) 244-6181.
MORE INFO & LIST OF SPONSORS: http://www.madison.com/communities/GMIA
TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS with presenters, organizers, and/or sponsors, contact:
Rev. Selena Fox, GMIA President: (608) 924-2216; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Mosser, GMIA Secretary: email@example.com
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