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Interfaith Explorations

Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities 26th Annual Community Cookout

Date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Jefferson Park, 989 Kargus Drive, Menasha

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities (CDFC) provides main dishes and beverages. There will be a Dignity & Respect Campaign conversation activity, a dance performance coordinated by IndUS of Fox Valley, music presented by DJ Rayon tha Don, children’s activities, a piñata, and more.

For full information, see the event Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738022019609191/

Questions? Contact the organizers at info@celebratediversityfoxcities.org

Fox Valley Islamic Society Hosts 19th Interfaith Gathering

Date: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Islamic Society, 103 Kappell Drive, Neenah

Fox Valley Islamic Society Interfaith Event 2018 FlyerBoth great conversation and great food will be “on the menu” in the afternoon of August 5, when the Fox Valley Islamic Society once again invites the Fox Valley public to its mosque to share in an interfaith discussion followed by a meal prepared and served by its members.

Islamic Society president Mamadou Coulibaly explains, “The goal of the Interfaith Gathering is to encourage dialogue and promote understanding among the people of various faiths in the community. This will allow us to work together for the common good of our community.”

Following the theme of “Truth,” the presentations and discussions will highlight how various faith traditions emphasize looking up, listening up, speaking up, and standing up in response to the claims of truth.

There is no charge for the event. RSVPs are appreciated by Sunday, July 29, via email to fvis.interfaith@gmail.com or phone to (618) 203-6891.

Religious Leaders Caucus Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
First United Methodist Church of Neenah-Menasha (108 W Doty Ave, Neenah)

Guest speaker: John Wallschlaeger of Gold Stripe Consulting on Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for law enforcement - what it is and how it helps our communities respond to mental health crises.

Remembering Reverend King: A Community Worship Encounter

Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Radisson Paper Valley, Grand Ballroom, Appleton

Remembering Reverend King PosterA community worship service is being offered to help mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A group of Christian leaders drawn from across the spectrum of denomination, ethnicity, and religious tradition are planning the event entitled “Remembering Rev. King: a community worship encounter.” It will take place on Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Paper Valley Hotel.

Marking 50 years since King’s death will bring grief and a sobering recognition of how far we have yet to go in pursuit of Rev. Dr. King’s dream. We believe this worship service will celebrate his legacy and ongoing influence through a combination of joyous music, heartfelt hope, and inspiring message. Speakers will talk about King’s gospel message in 5 themes: Unity, Freedom, Love, Justice, and Peace.

Featured speakers will be drawn from our local community, including Pastor Alvin Dupree of Family First Ministries, Trinity Vang of The Refuge, Pastor Shawn Whitworth of the Mission Church, Lawrence University chaplain Rev. Linda J. Morgan-Clement, and Father Joe Matern of CASA Esther. Worship leaders include Rev. Dr. Stephen Savides of First Congregational Church, pastor Dennis Episcopo of Appleton Alliance Church, Rev. Mike Goodwin of Memorial Presbyterian, and Pastor B Vang of the Refuge Church. Dr. Phillip Swan of Lawrence University and Appleton Alliance Church will conduct a mass choir drawn from many churches and our community.

More information on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/223686788189493/

UW-Oshkosh World Hijab Day Celebration - Presentation with Q&A

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W Irving Ave, Oshkosh

Second annual World Hijab Day Celebration, sponsored by UW Oshkosh Women's Center,  Reeve Union & Interfaith Dialogue and Education Alliance; Fox Valley Islamic Society; UW Oshkosh Muslim Student Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Oshkosh.

Pick up hijabs at Reeve Union Concourse (748 Algoma Blvd) 11:00 am-1:00pm or UW Oshkosh Women's Center (717 W. Irving Ave) 5:00-6:00 pm.

Presentation and Q&A session 5:00-6:00 pm at UW Oshkosh Women's Center.

For more information, contact Mamadou Coulibaly coulibalym@uwosh.edu.

See also worldhijabday.com

UW-Oshkosh World Hijab Day Celebration - Hijab Pick-Up

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 W Irving Ave, Oshkosh

Second annual World Hijab Day Celebration, sponsored by UW Oshkosh Women's Center,  Reeve Union & Interfaith Dialogue and Education Alliance; Fox Valley Islamic Society; UW Oshkosh Muslim Student Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Oshkosh.

Pick up hijabs at Reeve Union Concourse (748 Algoma Blvd) 11:00 am-1:00pm or UW Oshkosh Women's Center (717 W. Irving Ave) 5:00-6:00 pm.

Presentation and Q&A session 5:00-6:00 pm at UW Oshkosh Women's Center.

For more information, contact Mamadou Coulibaly coulibalym@uwosh.edu.

See also worldhijabday.com

UW-Oshkosh World Hijab Day Celebration - Hijab Pick-Up

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Reeve Union Concourse, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh

Second annual World Hijab Day Celebration, sponsored by UW Oshkosh Women's Center,  Reeve Union & Interfaith Dialogue and Education Alliance; Fox Valley Islamic Society; UW Oshkosh Muslim Student Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Oshkosh.

Pick up hijabs at Reeve Union Concourse (748 Algoma Blvd) 11:00 am-1:00pm or UW Oshkosh Women's Center (717 W. Irving Ave) 5:00-6:00 pm.

Presentation and Q&A session 5:00-6:00 pm at UW Oshkosh Women's Center.

For more information, contact Mamadou Coulibaly coulibalym@uwosh.edu.

See also worldhijabday.com

World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah

Share an evening of fellowship among the Fox Valley's diverse faith communities. We will practice listening with humility and compassion, challenging the biases that limit us, and deepening our understanding of shared humanity.

Fox Valley faith and fellowship communities have participated in this global celebration since its first observance in 2011. The event is free, planned locally, and open to all.

Youth groups welcome!
Questions? Call 920-426-2920

Help spread the word - download and share the poster attached below!

 

Interfaith Festival of Gratitude: Community Gathering

Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Grand Opera House, 100 High S., Oshkosh

The theme for this year’s festival is “Welcome home.” Representatives from many different faith communities will share thoughts on how their faith traditions offer hospitality to other people.  Proceeds from the free will offering will benefit Day by Day Warming Shelter in Oshkosh.

Copies of local author Beth Heuer’s book, Voices of Wisdom: A Story of Homelessness & Hope, will be on sale at the festival for $15.00, with all sales donated to the Day By Day Warming Shelter. The book portrays Heuer’s passion for addressing homelessness at the community level through a fictional story of a homeless individual, and a discussion of the myths of homelessness.

This is the 8th annual festival, the largest event of its kind in Wisconsin.

For more information about the festival, or if your faith community would like to take part, please contact Tom Willadsen, at (920) 235-6180, or pastor@oshkoshpresbyterians.org.

The festival will be preceded by an potluck at at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Mosque at 300 N. Eagle Street, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  People are encouraged to bring a dish to share that is special to their faith or ethnic group.  Plates, utensils and beverages will be provided. Guests are asked not to bring dishes that contain pork or alcohol.

Interfaith Festival of Gratitude: Potluck Dinner

Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Ahmadiyyah Mosque, 300 N Eagle St., Oshkosh

Bring a dish to share from your ethnic or faith tradition. Please, no pork or alcohol.

Table service and beverages provided.

For more information about the potluck, please contact Khurram Ahmed, at (920) 385-9457 or  khurram.f.ahmad@ahmadiyya.us

The festival continues at 7 pm at The Grand, 100 High Street, Oshkosh, where representatives of numerous faith traditions in Oshkosh will take the stage and share how they express gratitude.

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