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April 2021

Sharing Poetry Together

14 April, 2021 @ 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”

20 April, 2021 @ 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

21 April, 2021 @ 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

25 April, 2021 @ 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

6 May, 2021 @ 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

12 May, 2021 @ 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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IRT Day Forum: Grow and Tell

18 May, 2021 @ 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'll give a nod to our growing years (we mean this in more than one way!) Remember when we had show and tell as children? We'd like to do that together as adults. For this session, we invite you to bring something -- an object, a symbol, a photo,…

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

19 May, 2021 @ 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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Book Study: “The Book of Joy” by the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu

26 May, 2021 @ 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

10 August, 2021 @ 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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