Bridging Borders and Boundaries
NAIN North American Interfaith Network CONNECT CONFERENCE DETROIT 2014 August 10-13, 2014
Wayne State University • Detroit, MI,
McGregor Memorial Conference Center • Community Arts Auditorium
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Kick off Sunday, August 10
- Dinner at 5:30 in the Conference Center
- Song and Spirit, featuring Br. Al Mascia, OFM and Maggid Steve Klaper, A Franciscan minstrel and a Jewish troubadour, working together to bring peace to the world, one song at a time
- Plenary Address by Rev. Dan Buttry, “Peace and Reconciliation Initiatives Around the World”
- Monday evening – “Go Back Where You Came From!” Panel of scholars from the Muslim, Jewish, Native American, African American and Sikh communities discussing religious and ethnic hate. Panel includes: Saeed Kahn, Steve Goldman, Myeengun Henry, Freda Sampson, Parvinder Mehta
- Tuesday evening – “Beyond Kumbaya” Religious leaders respond to difficult issues
- Wednesday morning – “Sacred Storytelling” A play created from diversity dialogues with high school students; discussion following
Morning Programming – Monday-Tuesday, August 11-12
10 workshops for each of two days including youth activities.
Topics include: Cities of Compassion; Interfaith best practices; Bridging faiths with labyrinths; Values that unite Americans; Creating interfaith art; Interfaith work in healthcare
Afternoon Site Visits – Monday-Tuesday, August 11-12
Ethnic tours of Dearborn and Hamtramck, the Arab American National Museum; the Holocaust Memorial Center; Detroit and the Underground Railroad; “Grown in Detroit;” diverse religious-themed art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
For more information, call 313-338-9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, visit http://www.detroitinterfaithcouncil.com/nainconnect-detroit/
Full registration: standard, $300; after June 15, $350 — Includes 5 meals, all site visits/workshops, snacks, bus transportation. Daily and Student fees available.
On-campus rooms available at Towers Residential Suites for $45, per person, per day, or at a local Bed and Breakfast for more.