Learn about shared values among faiths
Sunday September 8th 2019 -
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Kenwood and the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County and United in Kindness campaign are sponsoring a series of panel presentations/discussions promoting greater understanding of different faiths and practices through education.
Panelists represent different faith traditions and include a variety of topics beginning with the first presentation, “Shared Values Among Faiths,” on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m. Other upcoming presentations will include “Religion and the Environment,” and the “Abrahamic Faiths,” with dates later in the fall.
Speakers for all presentations are associated with the Islamic Networks Group (ING), and are highly qualified educators with substantial backgrounds in a variety of faith traditions. It is hoped that through greater religious literacy and increased compassion, a culture of kindness and humanitarian action will prevail in our beautiful Sonoma County.
This is a free event. St. Patrick’s Church is located at 9000 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. Refreshments will be served. Seats are limited and reservations are appreciated. Please contact Bobbiejo at email@example.com, or call 833-4228.
For more information, go to ing.org/events/interfaith-panel-shared-values-among-faiths-3/.
Ameena Jandali represents Islam. Jandali is a founding member of ING. She co-designs ING’s educational presentations and cultural competency seminars, and currently team-teaches a class on Islam and Women in the Middle East at City College of San Francisco.
Bat Sheva Miller represents Judaism. Miller has been involved in Jewish education for 20 years, since moving to California in 1993. She is currently a student at the Graduate Theological Union, working on her thesis on interfaith education. She has taught every grade from first through high school in both private and public schools.
Helena Miller-Fleig represents Christianity. Miller-Fleig’s interest in interfaith work began in high school when she participated in a trip to the Middle East aimed at cultivating mutual understanding. She currently lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Religious Studies department of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School.
Madhu Kopalle represents Hinduism. Kopalle works as a software engineer at a large Silicon Valley company. He studied the Hindu scriptures under various masters at the Chinmaya Mission for the past 25 years, and has been teaching at the Sunday school for the past 10 years. Kopalle has also conducted mediation groups at his workplace.