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Native American Earth-Based Spirituality

with Christopher Peters
President and CEO
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Christopher Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk) was born and raised on his people’s territories in northwestern California. Chris is President and CEO of Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development – a Native-led Indigenous Peoples public foundation. For more than 35 years his work has focused on grassroots social justice organizing, protecting sacred sites, working for holistic community renewal, rebuilding traditional economies, and supporting cultural revitalization efforts.

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10 Strategies to Respond to the Rising Hate in the U. S.

with Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid
Chair of the Board, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
President, Sound Vision Foundation

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In the ten years since September 11, 2001, the United States has experienced both an increase in interreligious cooperation as well as a marked escalation in hate. Religious communities are in a unique position to build bridges of understanding among communities and neighbors. This webinar will offer 10 practical ways that individuals, organizations, and congregations can respond to this challenge.

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Equipping Religious Leaders for Interreligious Work

With Alon Goshen-Gottstein, PhD
Executive Director,
Elijah Interfaith Institute

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Alon Goshen-Gottstein is the director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute and lecturer and director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, both in Jerusalem. He was ordained a rabbi in 1977. Projects of the Elijah Interfaith Institute include the bi-annual meeting of the board of World Religious Leaders, the Educational Network, as well as the Jewish and the Muslim Theology of the Religious Other.

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Learning from the Egyptian Revolution

With Ahmed Rehab
Executive Director,
Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Egyptian Revolution saw one of the largest and most comprehensive peaceful revolutions in history. 12 million people took to the streets in a period of 18 days to oust a 30 year autocratic president and a 60 year entrenched regime. The Egypt revolution was non-ideological, non-partisan, and non-sectarian, and as thus represents a case study in the psychology, process, and implementation of unifying mass movements. What were the key ingredients that helped pull off one of the greatest revolutions in history? Ahmed Rehab, who participated in the Tahrir Square movement, shares his first-hand account.

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Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa

With Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko
Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko will address the composition of the African Interfaith movement. The issue of peacemaking is crucial for organizing communities because it is a common value shared by the diverse religious traditions in Africa. Dr. Noko will give concrete examples of how communities have moved beyond dialogue to taking action for peace, mobilizing young people, women and entire communities around specific projects. IFAPA is genuinely rooted in the tested African traditions and approaches to peacemaking.

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Greening Your Religious Community

With Clare Butterfield
Faith in Place

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield, the Executive Director of Faith in Place, will provide training in basic approaches to organizing your religious community to be more sustainable in its own practices and to promote sustainability in the homes of members and in the public square. The webinar will offer basic tips for how to begin a greening program with your religious community, and how to advance one if you’ve already started, based on the experience of Faith in Place with over 700 religious and spiritual communities throughout Illinois. Specific topics will include energy conservation, organizing a green team, incorporating a sense of place into worship and practice, supporting local and sustainable farming through the religious community, learning about water, and more.

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