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Pagans in Interfaith Dialogue
Proclaimed by: M Macha Nightmare - A WitchVox Sponsor
Proclaimed from: San Rafael, California
For Immediate Release
Date: January 26, 2004
Contact: M. Macha NightMare, Interim Public Information Officer
*Pagans in Interfaith Dialogue: Making the Local/Global Connection*
Cherry Hill Seminary is pleased to announce a special offering in connection with the upcoming Parliament of the World’s Religions, “Pathways to Peace: The Wisdom of Listening, The Power of Commitment, ” taking place July 7-13, 2004 in Barcelona, Spain. This one-unit class is part of the Parliament Academy http://cpwr.org/what/programs/nextgen.htm and is similar to programs being offered by other [non-Pagan] seminaries in concert with the CPWR. The class consists of two live chat sessions from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. PST — one prior to the Parliament and one afterwards — and volunteer work at the Parliament. Students will report on their experiences in the second session of the class. Studcnts will also be eligible for Parliament travel discounts.
Dates: Sat., April 17, Sun., May 23, or Sat. June 12, and Sat., Aug. 21, or Sun., Aug. 29, 2004
This class will cover:
• The history of the interfaith movement, from 1893 to the present.
• The history of Neopagans in global interfaith.
• The stages of interfaith involvement
• The methods of diplomatic interaction peculiar to successful interfaith communication, including Appreciative Inquiry.
• Tips on how to engage with local interfaith groups.
• A look at the upcoming 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona, Spain, and the opportunities for Pagan involvement.
Donald H. Frew is an Elder in both the NROOGD and Gardnerian traditions of modern Wicca. He has been very active in interfaith work on behalf of the Craft for almost two decades and is the National Interfaith Representative for the Covenant of the Goddess (the largest Wiccan religious organization on Earth) . He currently serves on the Boards of the Berkeley Area Interfaith Council and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio (a regional group incorporating 17 interfaith councils) . He represented CoG at both modern Parliaments of the World's Religions ('93 Chicago, '99 Cape Town) and was invited to participate in the Parliament Assembly. Frew also serves as one of three North American Trustees on the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative (the world's largest interfaith networking organization) , where he works to increase communication and cooperation between the many Pagan religions that make up 1/4 of the world's population.
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