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WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — Religious leaders and young adults from Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions will meet for a day of dialogue and interreligious exchange at the John Paul II Cultural Center, November 19, at “Generations of Faith—an Interreligious Encounter.” The day will feature intergenerational dialogue in a variety of formats and concludes with a reception and presentation at 6 p.m. at the John Paul II Cultural Center. The evening event is open to the public and members of the media.
Religious leaders participating in the event will include Archbishop Felix Machado of Visai, India, and former undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, California; Anuttama Dasa, International Center for Krishna Consciousness, Hindu; Dr. Manohar Singh Grewal, past president, World Sikh Council, American Region; Rev. Dr. Ohun Chung Lee, Won Buddhist International; Dr. Sayyid Syeed, Islamic Society of North America; and Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, senior rabbi emeritus, Congregation Adas Israel.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the John Paul II Cultural Center.
Media interested in covering the event are asked to contact the USCCB Office of Media Relations at 202-541-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: ecumenical, interreligious dialogue, John Paul II Cultural Center, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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Generations of Faith – An Interreligious Encounter
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
November 18-19, 2010
3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Thursday, November 18, 2010
John Paul II Cultural Center
Young Adult Program
|6:00- 9:00 pm||Introductory Session and Dinner|
Friday, November 19, 2010
John Paul II Cultural Center
Religious Leaders and Young Adult Program
|8:30||Reception with light refreshments|
|9:00||Keynote address- Felix A. Machado, Catholic Archbishop of Visai, India|
|10:30||Discussions by groups|
|3:00||Discussions by group|
Capstone Event (open to the general public)
* A prayer room will be available for participants of all faiths.
* Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
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