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Monthly Discussion Meeting – How does our religion or belief help us cope with violent incidents and natural disasters?
Our community has just recently experienced a terrible mass murder on the "strip". How does our religion or belief help us cope with such incidents and with natural disasters? Location: The Baha'i Center of Las Vegas 7035 W Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117 Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 12-1:30PM Come join us each month for this friendly, open dialogue that gives the opportunity to understand a variety of perspectives. Get a deeper understanding of your own faith and…Find out more »
The major tenets and central truths of each faith. Teachings that help determine how believers view their place in time and space; their relationship with God/or higher power; how they worship, pray, and engage in key observances. Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3400 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89102 Speakers: Pagan: Candace Kant, Ph.D., Dean of Students, Cherry Hill Seminary Judaism: Yocheved Mintz, Rabbi Emerita, Sr. Educator of Congregation P’nai Tikvah Islam: Mrs. Fahima Khalaf,…Find out more »
Beginning in the late 1800s there has been a steady growth in relationships between religions that have had historic disagreements, with an ever-expanding recognition that religions have a central role in healing the conflicts and misunderstandings that have resulted in worldwide violence, displacement and inequality. Panelists will share what their traditions are doing to solve problems and advance the processes of reconciliation and peace. Location: Chapel at Bishop Gorman High School 6950 S, Hualapai Way, Las Vegas NV 89148 Directions:…Find out more »
A very highly requested topic by audience members. Why were we created? Why are we here? What are we to accomplish in this life in order to make it worthwhile? How does knowledge of that purpose guide our values, outlook and life decisions? Location: SGI Buddhist Center 2725 Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89102 Speakers: Pagan: Candace Kant, PhD, Dean of Students, Cherry Hill Seminary Buddhism: Mr. Joel Ferguson, SGI Nichiren Buddhism, Men's Vice Leader Sikh: Upinder Singh, MD, Baba…Find out more »
Youth Forum Participants are under the age of 30 Today's youth face a cacophony of challenges related to economic uncertainty, population growth, exploding technology, climate change, chronic international conflict and rapidly changing social values. Each panelist will share the ways in which their religion helps them chart their course. Location: Center for Spiritual Living, Greater Las Vegas 1420 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89119 Speakers: Buddhism: Mr. Kevin Baculi, SGI Nichiren Buddhism, Las Vegas Region Young Men's Vice Leader…Find out more »
After 3-minute introductory statements on any faith related topic they wish: (e.g.: something current in the media; a misrepresented teaching, a prejudice, a new development in their religion, etc.) panelists will respond to written questions concerning ANY religiously related topics audience members may wish to ask. (Time permitting.) Location: Islamic Society of Nevada 4730 E. Desert Inn Rd Las Vegas, NV 89121 Speakers: Romani: Ms. Melissa Eggstaff, Drabarni Islam: Dr. Zia Qazi, Director, Islamic Society of Nevada Humanism: Mr. Mel…Find out more »
Social liberals and conservatives will see issues like abortion and same-sex marriage differently. The liberal wants each person to be minimally constrained. Alternatively, if you don't like abortions or gay marriage, don't get one. The conservative typically wants minimal government but makes an exception here because the stakes are so high. Life is too important to permit abortions, they say. Marriage is too important in the traditional sense to expand the definition. Government is tasked to impose the correct…Find out more »
The Mayors Prayer Breakfast is an annual fundraiser held to benefit Camp Anytown. The goal of the breakfast is to bring education and hope to our future generation. The Mayors Prayer Breakfast was founded over 50 years ago when Las Vegas Mayor Oran Gragson attended a President's Prayer Breakfast hosted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Mayor was so moved by the experience that he brought the event to Las Vegas. Participating this year are the mayors of Boulder City,…Find out more »
Monthly Discussion Meeting: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Solstice, Joyous Kwanzaa, Cool Yule!
The Winter season is coming and it will be celebrated in many ways by different faiths and traditions. How does your faith or tradition celebrate this season? Do you perceive any "war" on your tradition by others? How can our celebrations this holiday season be made more inclusive for everyone? How do we convey the joy and optimism of this season to those of different faiths or beliefs? Location: The Las Vegas Baha'i Center 7035 W Oakey Blvd, Las…Find out more »