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Comparative Religion Series

Upcoming Sessions

1. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 • 23 Sh'vat 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

2. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 30 Sh'vat 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

3. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 • 7 Adar I 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

4. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • 14 Adar I 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

5. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 • 21 Adar I 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

6. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • 28 Adar I 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

7. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 • 5 Adar II 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTemple Beth El

 

 

 

 

Join us at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth El on six successive Tuesday evenings beginning January 29, 2019 for the 22th Comparative Religion Series, Spirituality: How Do You Connect With Your Higher Power? This annual Series is provided at no cost to the public by the Temple Beth El Comparative Religion Committee. We are grateful for the Ted and M.E. Hessberg Endowment which supports Community Outreach programs. The annual Comparative Religion Series was established with the intent to educate our community, promote understanding and respect for all faiths, and reveal the commonalities in our differences.

Leaders of different belief communities will share how prayer, meditation, ritual, music, and other modalities help people to connect with deeper meaning in their lives or relate to a Higher Power. The speakers will share the spiritual practices that are most personally meaningful and explain how spiritual practices, liturgy, and traditions developed in their community. The following topics may be discussed by the guest speakers as they relate to individuals' search for meaning and personal connection with a higher purpose, higher reality, or higher power.

Blessing, Praising, Thanksgiving, Petition and Intercession

Liturgy - Fixed Liturgy and Personal Prayers

Meditation, Mantra, and Mindfulness

Movement and Spiritual Exercise

Doubters and Seekers as Spiritual Expression 


Schedule and Guest Speakers:

Tuesday, January 29 -  Jewish perspective, Rabbi Asher Knight, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth El

Tuesday, February 5 -  Baptist perspective, Pastor Donnie Garris, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and Reverend Ben Boswell, Myers Park Baptist Church 

Tuesday, February 12 - Islamic perspective, Imam Mohammed Khan, Islamic Center of Charlotte

Tuesday, February 19 - Presbyterian perspective, Jessica Patchett, Associate Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church 

Tuesday, February 26 - Sikh perspective. Dr. Surendrapal Mac, Sikh Heritage Society of Charlotte

Tuesday, March 5  - Expert panel on The Changing Spiritual Landscape with Tim Funk, The Charlotte Observer Faith and Values Reporter and Dr. Sean McCloud, Professor of Religious Studies, UNC Charlotte. Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas, Temple Beth El, will moderate.

Tuesday, March 12 - Snow Date

For more information, contact Sue Hummel

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