Festival of Faiths to hold ‘Fall Forums’

Festival-of-Faiths-s1The Festival of Faiths, sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Relations, will hold its “Fall Forums” in October and November.

According to a news release from the center, the forums are “events that celebrate faith and common action.” This autumn’s scheduled forums are:

— “The Jazz Psalms Encounter” will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Cathedral of the Assumption and will be presented by Music Serving the Word Ministries. According to the release, the program is “a musical innovation that explores the depth and beauty of the Psalms, which unify the faiths of the Abrahamic traditions.”

Performers will be pianist, author and composer Chuck Marohnic, vocalists Carol Rogers and Tom Burch, and the Cathedral of the Assumption Choir and Singers. For information, call the Cathedral at 582-2971.

— The Bluegrass Bioneers Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the University of Louisville, Oct. 25 at Jefferson Community and Technical College and Oct. 26 at Bellarmine University. The program, according to the release, is a “celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity. Bioneers connects people with breakthrough environment and socio-cultural innovations around the world.”

The event will feature national experts, local key note speakers and discussions, a “re-skilling fair,” and farm-to-table meals. For tickets and information, visit: www.BluegrassBioneers.org.

— “Neighborhood Economics” will be presented Nov. 12-13 at Christ Church Cathedral, 421 S. Second St. The Center for Interfaith Relations is sponsoring a two-day workshop on the topic, hosted by Social Capital Markets and the Parish Collective. The program will “explore the topic of whole communities and ways to build economic reliance at the local level,” the news release said.

It will feature keynote addresses from theologian Walter Brueggemann and author and consultant Peter Block. For tickets and information, visit www.neighborhoodeco

— The Edwards-Presler Lectures will be presented Nov. 13 at the Louisville (Presbyterian) Seminary’s Caldwell Chapel, 1044 Alta Vista Road. Dr. Amos Yong, professor of theology and mission at the Fuller Theological Seminary, will deliver the lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the topic: “Doors to Dialogue and Mission: Openings Afforded by the Holy Spirit in a World of Many Faiths.”

Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, professor of theology and former president of the Chicago Theological Seminary, will deliver the Edwards Lecture from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The topic of that lecture will be “A Just Peace Approach to Ending the Global War on Women.” For information, visit www.lpts.edu.

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