Saturday, December 03, 2011

SUNDAY - Interfaith Awareness Week Events

Interfaith Awareness Week - December 4th- 10th

These are special events of faith and interfaith communities during Interfaith Awareness Week. They are open and free to everyone. These are presented in addition to the annual Capitol Celebration (12-7-11) and displays in the Capitol Rotunda (Monday thru Friday)

Sunday 12/4/11

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Chapel
9:30 am 621 N. Sherman Avenue, Suite B3, Madison, WI
Syrian Orthodox Liturgy of St James entirely in English, followed by fellowship 242-4244 (voicemail)

Madison Eckankar Community (Ancient Wisdom for Today)
10:30 am. Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street, Madison WI
Eck Worship Service followed by pot luck and fellowship.

American Hindu Association
11 am Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Wisconsin, 2138 S Fish Hatchery Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53575

Worship Service followed by fellowship.

In Milwaukee Area:

You're Invited To HAF's First Milwaukee Awareness & Fundraising Event

Join the Hindu American Foundation at its first ever event in Milwaukee, WI. Learn more about the Foundation and its advocacy efforts, meet its staff, and see how you can help build a professional and credible Hindu American voice!

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Time: 12:30 - 2:30pm
Location: Hindu Temple of Wisconsin, N4063 W243 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
RSVP: or 202-223-8222

Keynote Speakers:
Sheetal Shah, Senior Director based in New York City, holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. She focuses on communicating with and expanding HAF’s membership base, fundraising and finances, and building and promoting the HAF brand through various means including the Foundation’s website. A former member of the Foundation’s Executive Council, Ms. Shah is well-experienced in HAF’s human rights campaign and various community outreach efforts. Ms. Shah is also actively involved with the MATCH charter school in Boston, MA.

Suhag Shukla, Esq., is a Co-Founder of HAF as well as its Managing Director and Legal Counsel. As Managing Director, Ms. Shukla builds strategic inter and intrafaith relations. As Legal Counsel, Ms. Shukla provides analysis on key issues including the separation of church and state, equal protection, religious discrimination and immigration reform. She also focuses on improving the public portrayal of Hinduism and its presentation in public school textbooks. Ms. Shukla is actively involved with Chinmaya Mission and serves on the Board of the Nirvana Center, a Bhutanese resettlement center, as well as the YWCA of Minneapolis. She also serves on religious advisory committees for the Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out and the Council on Foreign Relations.

All are welcome to join. Attendance is free!


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