Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Capitol Celebration of Interfaith Awareness Week

On December 10, 2010, Wisconsin's Capitol had a unique celebration.

After the mellow prelude by flautist HazelCat, the noon program was opened by Rev. Anne Wynne, one of the event organizers, beginning with Muslim Call to Prayer lead by Dialogue International, followed by the reading of the gubernatorial proclamation of Interfaith Awareness Week by Sauk Prairie High School senior and a solstice blessing from Rev. Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary.
The closing followed Dr Charles Cohen keynote address. Ken-Adi Ring (Unity of Madison) played the Native American flute followed by Women With Wings from the Sufi Order of the West who led a Dance for Peace in the rotunda.
Some of the event leadership included, Rev. Selena Fox, Rev. Fr. John Brian Paprock, Ken-adi Ring, Gurdip Brar, Rev. Anne Wynne, and Alice Pauser.  Lubar Institute of the Study of Abrahamic Religions staff present included: Sari Judge, director Dr. Charles Cohen, and Rohany Nayan

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