28
April
11:15 am — 12:15 pm
Faith Episcopal Church, Poulsbo
20295 Little Valley Road NE

Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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“The Problem With Interfaith Dialogue”

The Amigos will focus on challenges to effective interfaith dialogue, why dialogue alone is never enough, and consider the necessary next steps toward healing both persons and planet.

Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhDspiritual guide, author, teacher and therapist, has taught Jewish traditions of Kabbalah, meditation and spirituality since the 1970s. Ordained in 1968 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, he served in Los Angeles as a congregational and then a campus rabbi. In 1975, he earned a doctorate in Professional Psychology and, in 1978, founded the first meditative Reform congregation. He moved to Seattle in 1993, where he also founded a meditative synagogue. He is the author of A Journey of Awakening: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tree of Life and co-author, with David Blatner, of Judaism For Dummies. He served as Scholar-in-Residence at Unity of Bellevue for two years, and has a private spiritual counseling practice, seeing people in his Seattle office as well as via Skype.
Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder and Muslim Sufi Minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Seattle and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. Originally from Bangladesh, he is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of California, Berkeley. He has a passion for interfaith work and travels often, teaching classes, workshops and retreats locally, nationally and internationally. He is available for interfaith weddings and ceremonies and, like Rabbi Ted, has a private spiritual counseling practice. His books include Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic WisdomSpiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind;  The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islamand Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources.
Pastor Dave Brown retired from Immanuel Presbyterian Church, a growing progressive community where he had served since 2005, in 2018. He is the innovator of award-winning Blues Vespers, a Blues concert with poetry and reflection. While at Immanuel, he has led four spiritual pilgrimages to the Island of Iona, Scotland, with a fifth planned for 2017, as well as organizing four Habitat builds in Guatemala. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Pastor Brown has served congregations in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Federal Way, Washington. He also worked as staff for the National Council of Churches Committee on Public Education and Literacy, and the Comprehensive Health Education Foundations‘ Partnership Project

Musicians: Becky Thatcher & Matt Corey

Becky and Matt are musicians, expressive arts leaders and choir directors for Unity churches throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area. They met at Unity of Tacoma where Matt was in the choir and Becky was a soloist and Drama Ministry director. They have served as music team leaders, soloists and choir directors for UoT as well as Unity of Bellevue and Seattle Unity, where Matt is the current choir director. They have worked with many influential New Thought artists (Karen Drucker, Faith Rivera, Mark Stanton Welch, James Howard, Erin McGaughan and others) over the last two decades, and are part of positive music band Soul Moon Rising. They share their faith and love through humor and music.

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Date:
April 28
Time:
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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