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February 2021

For Such a Time As This: An Evening with Rev. Sharon Risher

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Interfaith Round Table invites you to a powerful discussion with the Rev. Sharon Risher. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance in Charleston, South Carolina who was killed at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with 8 other people, including Rev. Risher’s two cousins and a childhood friend. Through story and conviction, we will hear about the power of legacy, faith, and hope and how these have fueled Rev. Risher as an advocate for anti-racism and…

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March 2021

IRT Day Forum: New Normal? Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Future

March 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

We are still in the painful throes of the coronavirus pandemic, but as we begin to imagine what comes next, some have said that we cannot just 'go back to normal.' That era no longer exists. Instead, we will have to cultivate new ways of living together with knowledge, wisdom, and hopes for a better future. What could that look like? How do our spiritual traditions shape our imaginations in these directions? On the third Tuesday of each month, the…

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And So We Grow: Welcoming Spring

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We invite you and your friends to join the Interfaith Round Table on Sunday night, March 21 from 7:00-8:00pm for a time of pre-selected readings, poetry, and music read by interfaith readers, along with a time of shared reflection as we begin to welcome spring. Throughout this season, when we see new growth around us, how might we acknowledge the growth within us -- how we've grown during the pandemic, and how we seek to grow moving forward? This gathering will…

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Tea Time with IRT Director Renee Roederer

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For the last program year, Rev. Renee Roederer has served as the Director of IRT during a unique virtual season. On Wednesday, March 24 from 3-4:30pm, we'll have some time to connect with her over Zoom with tea, coffee, snacks or anything else you’d like to choose! Bryan, Weinert, Board Chair of IRT, will interview her about her interests and her reflections on this season of our shared life. Then we'll have a Q&A time with her. In addition to her…

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April 2021

Sharing Poetry Together

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County invites you to an evening of poetry readings on Wednesday, April 14 from 5:30-6:30pm. Each person is invited to bring a poem or two to read aloud and share with the group. These may include writings of treasured poets you admire or poems of your own creation. Then we’ll move to a time of storytelling — how do these poems connect with a moment or experience in your life? We invite you to…

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IRT Day Forum: From “Holy Rage to Holy Hope”

April 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

On the third Tuesday of each month, the Interfaith Round Table invites the wider Washtenaw County community to join us for interfaith dialogue and friendship over the lunch hour. This month, we would like to explore this question: Have you had moments when you personally witnessed or experienced injustice, and how did that anger move you to action? Our language for this discussion -- "from holy rage to holy hope" -- comes from Rev. Sharon Risher. Rev. Sharon Risher is…

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An Evening of Readings with Rabbi Rob Dobrusin

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

The Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County invites you to an evening of readings shared from the writings of Rabbi Rob Dobrusin. Rabbi Dobrusin is a long-time friend and former Board member of IRT and the Rabbi Emeritus of Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor. He is the author of The Long Way Around: Stories of Sermons from a Life Journey and the host of the podcast Wrestling and Dreaming: Engaging Discussions on Judaism.During our time together, Rabbi Dobrusin will read from his…

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Baha’i Faith 101 with Rainn Wilson

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Interfaith Round Table invites you to learn more about the Baha’i Faith with… drumroll… Rainn Wilson! Rainn Wilson is an actor known for a number of roles, most notably Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. He is a committed member of the Baha’i Faith and the creator of the digital media platform, Soul Pancake.On Sunday, April 25, IRT is invited to join a national Zoom event, entitled “Baha’i.chat with Rainn Wilson,” co-hosted by Liz Dwyer. This will include a light,…

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May 2021

Compassionate Community Conversations: The Flores Exhibit

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We invite you to join the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County (IRT), the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ), and Bend the Arc: Jewish Action of Greater Ann Arbor for a Compassionate Community Conversation on the Flores Exhibit. The Flores Exhibit brings visibility to the testimonies of migrant children and young adults held in detention at the U.S. / Mexico border. Join us to hear the experience of these youth in their own words and share our reflections,…

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

May 12 @ 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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