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Center For Interfaith Projects Newsletter

December 2012 Newsletter
 
Rituals of Different Traditions: Demonstrations and Explanations
Mark Saturday, December 8, 2pm on your calendar. Representatives of the following traditions will perform rituals and provide an explanation of their significance: Native American, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items, including hangings, ritual objects, figures, icons, and sacred texts from different spiritual traditions. In addition, there will be products from different businesses, gift certificates, pottery, books, etc. Refreshments will be served: desserts from around the world, coffee, and tea. Location: Lotus Studio of the Spirit Room: 111 Broadway, Fargo, ND. For information: 701 388-7368
 
Fatheist: Building Interfaith Bridges
Concordia is hosting interfaith activist and author Chris Stedman who will talk about interfaith cooperation among secular and religious people. He will sign copies of his book:
Fatheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. Sunday, December 2, 6:00pm. Centrum. For information contact Andreas Rekdal: arekdal@cord.edu
 
Three Faith Traditions and the Problem of Domestic Abuse
During a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon, November 24,at Trinity Lutheran Church, David Myers (Reform Jew), Pastor Laura Stancher (Lutheran), and Esra Ata (Sunni Muslim) reflected on how certain interpretations of teachings in their traditions may have contributed to the problem of domestic abuse while also making the case that each of their traditions can be reasonably interpreted as condemning all forms of domestic abuse. Each pointed to texts that, properly interpreted, provide a basis for viewing men and women as equal partners deserving of mutual respect. Although the turnout was small, the discussion was good. Representatives of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center were present to provide their perspectives on the issue of religion and domestic abuse. 
 

 
David Myers, Executive Director
Center for Interfaith Projects
111 Broadway
Fargo, ND 58102
701 388-7368