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May 2021

Book Study: “The Book of Joy” by the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County invites you to a three-week book discussion of The Book of Joy, co-authored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dali Lama. These two men are among the most respected spiritual leaders of the 21st century. In an intimate discussion, they help us learn to experience sustainable joy even amidst pain and confusion. In a series of three virtual evening discussions, we will consider concepts shared in their best selling book. It's not necessary…

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August 2021

Tea Time with IRT Director Renee Roederer

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We invite you to join us for a virtual tea time on Tuesday, August 10 from 1:00-2:00pm. This will be a Q&A time with IRT Director Renee Roederer. We can learn about the upcoming IRT program year together, chat about current and local events, and you can ask her get-to-know-you questions. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, lemonade, snacks, or anything you’d like for this virtual, afternoon conversation. We will meet over Zoom. You can register here to join us.

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Day Forum: Holding Compassionate Space for Divisive Conversations

August 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

In our IRT mission statement, we say, “The Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County is a spiritually based alliance of people from across the spectrum of faith who come together to address our commonalities and explore issues with the potential to be divisive.” How are we invited to hold space compassionately while discussing conversational or divisive topics? What best practices can guide us? On the third Tuesday of each month, we hold our Day Forum. This is an invitation for…

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Parkluck: Southeast Area Park

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Southeast Area Park, 2901 E. Elsworth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI United States

Welcome to our Parkluck series! Over the next couple of months, we will have occasions to meet neighbors around shared tables at local parks as we share a vegetarian potluck meal. Please RSVP at the link below, and IRT Director Renee Roederer will get in touch with you to see what you would like to bring to share. We request that all food be vegetarian, and please label your ingredients in case there are allergies or religious dietary needs. We’ll…

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September 2021

Tea Time with Benjamin Hollenbach

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We invite you to join us for a virtual tea time on Wednesday, September 15 from 1:00-2:00pm with anthropologist and Ph.D candidate Benjamin Hollenbach. We will learn about their research on LGBTQIA+ inclusion in mainline protestant congregations and also get to know Ben along with their thoughts, hobbies, and interests. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, lemonade, snacks, or anything you’d like for this virtual, afternoon conversation! Benjamin T. Hollenbach (he/they) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Benjamin earned a…

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IRT’s Day Forum: Generational Faithfulness

September 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

When you ponder the chain of generations before you and after you, what sorts of themes have shaped their spiritual lives and the ways they make meaning? How does your worldview differ from those who are younger than you? Or those who are older than you? Or those who exist in your own generational cohort? And what commonalities and distinctions can you find? We will meet for an interspiritual discussion around these themes on Tuesday, September 28 from 11:45am-1:00pm.

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October 2021

Tea Time with Dwight L. Wilson and Sandra Xenakis

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We invite you to join us for a virtual tea time on Tuesday, October 12 from 1:00-2:00pm with Dwight L. Wilson and Sandra Xenakis. Along with the whole People Addressing Racism community in Saline, they participated in writing a Position Paper on Reparations for Black Americans. What are some of the most significant convictions and actions shared within that position paper? Why is this a vital topic? What did it feel like to draft such a paper and to do…

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Climate Crisis: Global Multi-Religious Day of Action

October 18 @ 11:30 am
Blake Transit Center, William Street and S. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Board of IRT invites you to participate in a multi-religious direct action event, initiated and organized by the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting. We are invited to gather together at 11:30am at the Blake Transit Center (William Street and S. 4th Avenue in Ann Arbor). Then we will walk over to Chase Bank to deliver letters to the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, asking him to lead Chase in divesting from fossil fuels and financing renewable energy businesses. This is…

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*IN PERSON!* Day Forum: A Celebration of Welcome

October 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Please join us for our monthly Day Forum -- this time, outside and in person! On Tuesday, October 19 from 11:45am-1:00pm, IRT will meet together for cakes and a variety of snacks in the outdoor pavilion and picnic area at Zion Lutheran Church (1501 W. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103). We will welcome the presence of one another and also invite new clergy and friends to Washtenaw County and to IRT. We ask that unvaccinated people wear masks, and…

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November 2021

An Interfaith Celebration of Thanks: Joyful Perseverance

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to high COVID and flu numbers in Washtenaw County, we are pivoting our event to be on Zoom ONLY at 7pm. Please register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcuiqqT8tE9bpueCjgQAhBugG3WNZItn2 For 27 years, the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County has offered a Celebration of Thanks event as an ideal time for people of faith and conscience to come together and show appreciation for our blessings. This year, we will gather on Zoom to reflect upon the theme, “Joyful Perseverance.” As…

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