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* Educate the community about different faiths
* Increase understanding and respect among people of different faiths
* Foster cooperation among local faith communities to solve common community problems
* Help individuals in search of a spiritual home to find one

 

Center For Interfaith Projects Newsletter

April 2013 NEWSLETTER
 
Promoting Understanding and Respecting Differences 
Panel--Serious Illness and Spiritual Care: Meeting the Diverse Needs of People with Life-Changing Illnesses
                         Symbol for Medicine
 The local patient population is becoming increasingly diverse: in addition to people from different faiths, there are those who identify as spiritual but not religious and those who view themselves as secular. How can caregivers--both professionals and non-professionals--be more sensitive to the diverse needs of patients with serious illnesses? What is the role of spirituality in the process of healing and helping individuals with life-changing illnesses? Panelists include a Dr. Ann Sandgren, psychologist with the Roger Maris Cancer Center; Rev. Jack Stanek, director of Spiritual Care Services at Sanford; Yellow Bird, Jr., a Native American shaman; and two cancer patients (Dr. Beth Anderson and Dr. David B. Myers). When: Sunday, April 21, 2-4p.m. Where: 202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead. Free and open to the public. Information: 701 388-7368.
Film and Panel Discussion
Symbol of Islam  
Directed by Greg Barker, the inspiring documentary Koran by Heart captures the drama of the Egypt's International Koran Competition. It follows three extraordinary ten-year-olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of religious texts. Discussion of the film will be lead by Dr. Chris Whitsel, assistant professor of sociology at NDSU; Fawzia Riji, NDSU English major; and Dr. David B. Myers, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Projects. Popcorn and drinks. When: Sunday, April 28, 2-4p.m. Where: Carlson Branch, Fargo Public LIbrary--2801 32nd Avenue South. The program is part of a two-event sequence to introduce Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, presented to Fargo Public Libraries and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free and open to the public.
                 Bremer  Grant
              Thank You 
We wish to thank the Bremer Foundation for a matching grant that makes possible many of the events we organize and enables us to continue to pursue our mission of educating the community about different faiths and building bridges of respect between faith communities. We also wish to thank the generous contributors whose donations made it possible for us to receive this $15,000 grant.
 


 
David B. Myers, Executive Director
Center for Interfaith Projects
111 Broadway
Fargo, ND 58102
701 388-7368
centerforinterfaithprojects@gmail.com