Religious Leaders, Youth to Meet in ‘Generations of Faith’ Interreligious Encounter
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 email@example.com
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Generations of Faith – An Interreligious EncounterUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue Pope John Paul II Cultural CenterNovember 18-19, 2010***3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Keynote address- Felix A. Machado, Catholic Archbishop of Visai, India
* A prayer room will be available for participants of all faiths.* Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
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