Pre-Parliament Event: Chicago/Bartlett, USA

Hosted by:
JAIN SOCIETY of METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

Event Co-creators:
SUKHADIA SWEETS

SCIENCE of SPIRITUALITY

BATAVIA ISLAMIC CENTER

SIKH RELIGIOUS SOCIETY of CHICAGO

ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATION of NORTH AMERICA

HYDE PARK PEACE DOJO

UNIVERSAL PEACE DANCES

GANDHI FOUNDATION

AURORA TEMPLE

THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION of PEOPLE of INDIAN ORIGIN


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March 29, 2009

Prepare for Peace

Fostering Interfaith Collaboration for
Alterntatives to Violence

a dynamic, interactive interfaith dinner event

Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Dipak Jain, Dean of Kellog Management School
Rev. Robert V. Tompson, Minister of Lake Street Church and author of A Voluptuous God: A Christian Heretic Speaks.

Presentations, dialogues and discussions

Interfaith Cultural Program

Sacred Music Concert

Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

Tour of the Temple

Something special for all age groups and interests

Presenters:

  • Dr. Mukesh Doshi & Dr. Pradeep Shah, JSMC
  • Dr. Darshan Mehta, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • John Guarrine, Play for Peace
  • Dr. Donald Levine, Dr. Manda Pokharna, Zen Akido, Hyde Park Peace Dojo
  • Ms. Swati Shah and Ms. Tina Shah, JSMC
  • Joseph Kilikevice, Shem Center for interfaith Spirituality
  • Mr. Paul Pasquesi, De La Salle Institute
  • Imam Mubasher Ahmad, Baet-ul-Jaamay Mosque
  • Rabbi Peter Knobel, Beth Emet Synagogue
  • Tim Boyd, Vice President, Theosophical Society in America
  • Ms. Ann Bruckelmeyer, Sufism

JAIN Religion is a Way of Life
For thousands of years, Jains have been practicing vegetarianism, yoga, meditation, and environmentalism
Three core practices

  • Non-Violence in thoughts, words, and deeds towards all living beings
  • Non-Absolutism is respecting views of others
  • Non-Possessiveness is the balancing of needs and desires, while staying detached from possessions

This event was free and open to the public.

Thanks to all the volunteers and participants who made the Pre-Parliament Event on March 29 a resounding success! Please write to Dr. Hema Pokharna or Hemendra Mehta for more information (see contact info to the right).

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Location:

Jain Society of Metropolitan
Chicago Temple

435 N Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103
630-837-1077

Date and Time:

March 29, 2009
1 to 6 p.m.

Contact:

Hema Pokharna
hemapokharna.phd@gmail.com
773-368-1656
or
Hemendra Mehta
hmehta2003@yahoo.com
630-697-4195