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Spirituality Seminar at Stamford Hospital

Stamford Hospital

October 28, 2017

9:00 am - Registration and continental breakfast

9:45 am - "Maintaining Wholeness in the Face of Challenges - the Role of Spiritual Resiliency" The Rev. Christopher L. Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT, President and Clinical Director, Seeking Shalom, Chaplain, Stamford Hospital

10:45 am - "The Cost of Caring is Not Inevitable"  Maria Maldonado, MD, Director of Education for Cross Cultural and Patient Centered Communication, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:30 pm - Panel Discussion - Reflections on Spiritual Resilience from Different Faith Traditions:

  • Bahá'í - Sara Hakim, Treasurer, Norwalk Bahá'í Community; Board Member, Interfaith Council

  • Baptist - Reverend Dr. Michael G. Christie, Assistant to the Pastor and Minister of Prison Ministry, Union Baptist Church

  • Buddhist - Jampa Gyalsten, Chaplain, Stamford Hospital

  • Congregational - Rev. R. Maxwell Grant, Pastor, Second Congregational Church of Greenwich

  • Jewish - Marie Orsini Rosen, Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy, CT Field Office; Vice-President, Interfaith Council

  • Muslim - Shahrzad Mohammadi, MD, Stamford Hospital

Annual Interfaith Iftar

Union Baptist Church, Stamford

June 17, 2017

Ever year, the Interfaith Council co-sponsors this event, where the greater community is invited to join in a Ramadan Iftar, which is when Muslims around the globe break their fast at the end of the day during the month long observance of Ramadan.  It was truly an interfaith evening! Iftar was provided by the Muslim community with help from the Sikh Community, and the Union Baptist Church generously hosted us all for the second time.  Mayor Martin was in attendance, and Mr. Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, spoke to the gathering.  It was an evening full of lively discussion, learning, and the warmth that surrounds us when we break bread together.

A Vigil For Commitment and Hope

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Stamford

January 22, 2017

Bring your light: Now is the time to let it shine! Join the Interfaith Council and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at a vigil for commitment, hope and unity.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Union Baptist Church

November 20, 2016

The New World Chorus offered inspired choral music to help celebrate Thanksgiving, and the voices of many traditions were heard as we came together in this season of Thanks.

Humor and God, Passion and Humanity

Avon Theatre Film Center

June 22, 2016

The Interfaith Council is pleased to promote this summer film series presented by the Avon Theatre and Mockingbird Ministries. Curated by the Rev. Paul Zahl, each film has been selected to entertain and provoke thought. A conversation will follow each screening. (July 27 and August 24 are the dates for the second and third.) Click to view flyer.

Community Catalyst Conversation: Cultivating the Arts in Southwest CT

UConn Stamford

June 21, 2016

How can we as a community foster and promote a more active arts scene? David Green, of the Culture Alliance of Fairfield County; Lou Ursone of Curtain Call; and Angie Durrell of INTAKEMusic will offer their perspectives, and then we will gather in strategy circles to discuss our experiences and ideas. Join the conversation! Click to view flyer.

Interfaith Iftar

Union Baptist Church

June 18, 2016

This annual celebration of faith, food and interfaith friendship has outgrown its previous quarters. This year, you are invited to join with members of our area Muslim communities to break the day's Ramadan fast at Union Baptist. We will gather at 8:15 to be ready  for prayers and feasting to begin at sundown, 8:29.

 

All are welcome to participate in the traditional Muslim prayers, or to observe - and certainly everyone will partake of the incredible food from many countries of origin of Muslims in our communities - as well as food brought by those of other religions and ethnicities. It is one big, delightful, delicious interfaith melting pot. Click to view flyer.

Honest Conversations with our Muslim Neighbors

March 31, 2016

This program, organized by the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut, is the latest in a series of experiences designed to enhance healthy relationship with our Islamic American neighbors. The format placed three Muslims on a panel fielding moderated questions from the audience.

Transforming Conflict: Becoming Interfaith Peacebuilders

Norwalk Community College, Temple Beth El

October 05, 2013

Ingrid Stellmacher, International and Interfaith Conflict Practitioner, will offer tools for mapping conflicts and developing effective strategies to transform communities. Hands-on, interactive sessions facilitated by communities leaders will help us become creative peace-builders. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsoring partners: The Christian Coalition of Connecticut, Fairfield University, Norwalk Community College, St. Luke's Parish Darien, and Subway.

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