2nd Monday Program 2014: Sharing Religious Faith Freely and Fearlessly
The purpose of the 2nd Monday program is to engage persons of different religious perspectives in order to understand and respect the faith of others and reduce barriers.
To fulfill this purpose 2nd Monday will:
Create a community in which all can share religious beliefs freely and fearlessly.
Offer programs and activities that support the mutual understanding of diverse religious wisdom and practices in order to live more meaningful and conscious lives within one’s own faith tradition.
This reflects new directions of the 2nd Monday program guided by a new multi-religious Leadership Team. To create the envisioned community we need for interested individuals to make a commitment to come regularly the 2nd Monday program, which is being transformed to be more effective in achieving its purpose. The February 10 meeting will offer one model. Ruben Habito will make a 25-minute presentation, commenting on his own multi-faith spiritual journey and the potential value from our sharing our respective stories with each other.
Monday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Northaven UMC Atrium
Panel: Hind Jarrah, Manju Menon, Judie Arkow, Moderator: Misty Farris
Seeking Balance: Family and Faith
How does one balance commitments to family and faith? A panel of individuals with three different faith perspectives (Muslim, Hindu and Jewish) will address this question, each discussing how their religious faith is an integral part of their active lives in the world of family and work. The audience will be engaged in examining the commonalities across diverse faiths and will explore how to achieve this balance in their own lives.
Hind Jarrah is Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Manju Menon, who has a master’s degree in Environmental engineering, divides her time between caring for her family and volunteering at the Chinmaya Mission. Judie Arkow has for years been deeply involved in interfaith spirituality and is the guiding light of the DFW Interfaith Coffee House.
There is no charge. Please register to help us with planning. Free childcare can be requested when you register.