Other Events of Interest

Liturgical Arts Festival

April 27-May 5, 2018

 

The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is held every two years. It offers education and the inspiration and appreciation of the many forms of spiritual expression.

 

Please check out their website https://www.lafspringfield.org or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LiturgicalArtsFestival for a list of events.

 

 

Reception for Rajan Zed

 

The clergy and those engaged in ministry as well as their spouses are invited to a reception for Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism. He is the first Hindu to offer an invocation at the U.S. Capitol and will be the first to offer it at the Illinois Capitol on February 27 and 28, 2018.

 

The reception will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM , Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the home of Dr. Maryam and Siavash Mostoufi:

                                                                3604 Hoylake Drive

                                                                Springfield, IL 62712 USA

 

Please send a note to GSIA@gsia.info indicating how many in your party will be attending. Call 217/494-8472 with questions.

 

Sponsors: The Greater Springfield Interfaith Association

 

We look forward to seeing you.

 

The Sultan and the Saint

 

A viewing of the movie the Sultan and the Saint--the story of the Interaction of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt during the Crusades and their resulting transformation. 

 

A panel discussion will follow. Panelists include Dr. David Bertaina, Dr. Maryam Mostoufi and Mr. Dan Frachey.

 

Light food and refreshments will follow.

 

The program will beThursday, March 1, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

 

Sponsors: The Muslim Students Organization, International Students Services and the Diversity Center.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Food and Faith Dinner Series

 

There is a new narrative forming in the hearts of those who are ready to forge new relationships with other in their community. In the spirity of Saint Francis who met the Sultan Al-Kamil and discovered a kindred spirit, this year's series offers participants the chance to grow in understanding how Jews, Christians and Muslims see God and other spiritual realities through their respective lenses.

 

While growing in understanding of one another's faith would be a good outcome, the intent of this series is to invite each participant to form new and meaningful relationships with someone from a different religious group. Our hope is that this forum will provide us with a new way of seeing how we can abide togeher in a peaceful community as children of Abraham.

 

A panel made up of religious leaders from these faith communities will guide the evening's topics  before inviting each table, made up of people from each religious group, to enter into a fruitful dialogue.

 

The final dinner in the Food and Faith Series will be March 15, 2018 at the Chiara Center:

 

 48775 LaVerna Road

Springfield, IL 62707

 

Sponsors:  Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

 

Call 217/523-0901 for reservations ($20).

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting 

December 4, 2018, Noon - 1:30 PM* 

 

Program: Experiences of the Parliament of the World's Religions

Jean and Mike Pannell, Sara Isbell and Maryam Mostoufi will share highlights from their experiences at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto.

 

Host: Temple Israel, 1140 W. Governor

 

Parking: Ample parking on street and in adjacent parking llot..

 

Lunch: Brownbag

Please bring your own brownbag lunch.

 

*You are welcome to arrive anytime after 11:30 AM if you wish to socialize before the meeting begins.

 

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