Culture, Race and Faith

diverse-handsThis Tuesday, October 6, 2015, we welcome speaker Lori Wunder to Interfaith Gathering. Lori will be offering perspectives about how culture, race, and faith intersect. Lori and her husband, both Christian pastors, adopted a son from Ethiopia several years ago. This experience, coupled with living in an area in Iowa with a majority white population and her role as a religious leader, has shaped her significantly. Lori has much to share about encountering differences, building bridges and making peace in a diverse world. Join us from 10-11:30 am. First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City hosts the gathering in its lower level (room 14). Quality childcare provided.

A Place at the Table–Interfaith Gathering Kicks Off for Fall 2015

Picnic Table vZJsuq02Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15, 10-11:30 am is the first Interfaith Gathering in Iowa City for Fall 2015. The gathering is now open to ALL women (not just moms, as in the past). The gathering continues to include women of all ages and faith backgrounds.

During the gathering we will consider and discuss the perspective of Muslim peace activist and women’s advocate Alas Murabit. How are religion, culture, and women’s rights intertwined? Are women’s and religious rights mutually exclusive? How can society be transformed by women’s participation?
We’ll begin by looking at the big questions and ideas through Murabit’s story, then, through discussion, relate it to our own lives as women representing a diversity of faith backgrounds and perspectives. This will be a great introduction to the fall line-up before our next gathering on Tuesday, October 6.
Join us Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 10-11:30 am. First Presbyterian Church hosts the gathering in room 14 on the lower level at 2701 Rochester Ave, Iowa City. Quality childcare provided.