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Up coming event March 3rd and 4th, 2020

Schindler's List (1993)
An historical period drama
Directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally.

 It was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, winning seven, including Best PictureBest DirectorBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score, and won numerous other awards, including seven BAFTAs and three Golden Globes. In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked Schindler's List 8th on its list of the 100 best American films of all time. The Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2004.

Due to the length of the film it will be shown in part for two nights at 7:00 PM. The first night will feature the music from Schindler's list introduced by Hope Trachtenberg Fifer.

Up coming event March 12th, 2020

Birth and death rituals from different faith perspectives to be held at Hollins University Chapel beginning at 7:00 PM

Panel members include:

Msgr. Patrick Golden, Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church

Dr. Saleem Ahmed, Muslim Community

Steven Solomon, Funeral Service Professional

Marci Brumberg, Beth Israel Synagogue

Dr. Jitendra Desai, Shantiniketan Hindu Temple

Pastor B. Failes, Thrasher Memorial UMC

Contact Voices of Faith

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Address:  2222 Wildwood Road, Salem, Virginia www.roanokegurudwara.com 540-227—0034

Voices of Faith visited the Sikh temple to  attend a Diwali festival. A sacred celebration.

Diwali greetings

A sky full of lights, Mouth full of sweets, And heart full of joy. Wishing You All A Very Happy Diwali.'

Our visit was full of hospitality and friendliness. Food with an abundance of sweets.

It was indeed a happy, joyful celebration.

Interfaith Dialogue of “NOTS”

NOT a debate
NOT a compromise of beliefs
NOT the prayer of only one religion
Does NOT seek to convert
Does NOT accuse or point fingers

Overall Goals of Interreligious Dialogue
PEACE and HARMONY
MUTUAL RESPECT and UNDERSTANDING
SHARING COMMON VALUES
RESPECTING CORE THEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES

Past Programs & Events

Featuring Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, best selling author Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson. A film by Martin Doblmeier. Director Bonoeffer.
Shown at Hollins University 2009 and Roanoke South County Library 2018

The Power of Forgiveness

Panel discussion on the Forgiveness video. Held At Hollins University 2009. Featuring Noble Laureate Elie Weisel, Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Bestselling Authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson. A film by Martin Doblmeir, Director Bonhoeffer. Panel includes Muslim, Christians, Jew, and Hindu.

Traces of the Trade
A Story from the Deep North
A study of the history and legacy of slavery

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Buddhism: a Global Ecology of Body, Speech and Mind

Buddhism a Global Ecology of Body, Speech and Mind
February 2012 at Hollins University

3 Stories, 3 faiths, One God

Three part video “3 stories, 3 Faiths, one God”
shown at Our Lady of Nazareth June 2010 and Christ Episcopal Church July 2011

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Panel discussion on the Mormon faith October 2012

 

 

 

Discussion on the Baha'i faith

A broader view of the Baha'i faith by members of the Baha'i community
Presented at the Community Action Center on Melrose Ave on February 2013

Discussion on the three Abrahamic religions by a Christian. a Jew & a Muslim
Presented July 2013

Presented to a Quaker community by a Muslim, Jew, and Catholic from Voices of Faith planning committee

Dialogue on Atheism with 7 local atheists and Voices of Faith committee

A few basic tenets of Atheism
Just want people to be happy
Believe in conversations
Appreciate others beliefs
Respect normality
Believe they should be nice to people
Believe homosexuality and Atheism is a coming out process
Believe other faith groups do not want to associate with them

Religions of India

Birthplace of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism. 

Hinduism

Panel discussion on October 2014 at Hollins University

Jainism

Panel discussion on October 2013

Sikhism

Panel discussion on October 2013

Ongoing Project of visiting local faith communities

Hindu temple Shantiniketan

Faith communities visited

Jewish - Temple Emanuel
Muslim - Masjid An - Nur Mosque
Hindu - Shantiniketan Temple
Christian - Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church
Unitarian Universalist Church
Christian - Christ Episcopal Church
Christian - Unity Church
Christian - Christ Lutheran

Christian - Oak Grove church of the Brethren

Christian - Valley Community church

Coptic Christian Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mount Zion AME Church

Masjid Al-Ihsan Islamic Society of NRV

On going Projects

Service to the community

Toiletries for a local school

On a yearly basis we provide approximately 30 students with toiletries they normally can't afford

Pot luck dinners

On a yearly basis we hold a pot luck dinner. each year we try to have it at a different faith community. This picture was taken at the UU church in Roanoke.

Womens Faith Club

Picture of most of the women in the Faith Club. They include, Christian, Jew, Muslim, and Hindu. The book The Faith Club written by Ranya Idliby, Susanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner. "Millions of Americans crave a way to have inter faith conversation but have no idea where to begin. This book is a great place to start. The authors have set a path that many more want to follow." - Bruce Feiler, author of Walking Dead in the Bible and When God Was Born.

More Past Events

Spiritual Practice and Science

A bridge to compassion and piece

Can science prove the reality of a spiritual dimension?
Featuring Dr. Rizwan Ali on Neurotheology
Presented at Hollins University October 2014

Spiritual Practice and Science

A bridge to compassion and piece

Spiritual Resiliency and Aging
Guest Speaker Rosemary Blieszner Phd.
Presented at South County Library March 2015

“Finding Life in the Face of Death”

Panel Discussion

Discussion on “Finding Life in the Face of Death” from different faith perspectives at Hollins University
In partnership with Blue Ridge Literacy

The Jesus Fatwah

Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.
Video presented at Grandin Theate

This is the fourth in a series of different videos being shown at the South County Library. This one was on Aug 9th at 6:30 till 8:30 pm. This video is about Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century. He was a philanthropist and he has a unique way of getting the people he gave money to, to get them to contribute as well giving them ownership in the project.