Faces of Faith
FOF is a unique way of hearing the stories of people from other faith traditions. Once a year we have had any where from six to thirty people discuss what it means for them to be a Buddhist or a Baptist, a Mormon or a Muslim, a Jew or a Hindu or a Catholic, etc.
This winter will be our eighth year for this program. For the first time it will be held at the Hindu Chinmaya Mission, 4760 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. Six religious leader will speak to the whole group on matters of “Compassion and Mercy.” Following these presentations, there will be time for small group discussion and question and answers.
This year’s presenters:
Buddhist – Marta Dabis (JissiJo Zen Buddhist Temple, AA)
Christian – Gil Oswald (Old Catholic)
Atheist – Dan Thiel
Protestant Christian – Hillary Watson (Mennonite / Church of the Brethren)
Native (Anishinaabe) – Bruce Martin (International House of Ann Arbor)
Muslim – Leenah Safi (Association of Religious Counselors, UM)
Last year we added something new, a student version held at the same time and in the same building. Six religions were also represented, all by high school students. 50 people filled their room, and the exchanges were stimulating and provocative. Represented were Muslims, Unitarian Universalist, Jews, Baha’is, Hindu and Christian.
Watch this space for this January’s plans.