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Recent Open House at the Denver Islamic Center

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2017 Everding Distinguished Lectureship Program

Dr. Tinyiko Maluleke, a Professor of Theology at the University of Pretoria, is a leading South African theologian. He has published more than 90 papers in peer reviewed journals as well as dozens of opinion pieces on the critical social, political and religious issues of our time.

Saint John’s Cathedral 1350 Washington Street Denver, CO 80231

Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm Presentation by Dr. Maluleke: I Am Prepared to Die - Nelson Mandela and the Practice of Hope and Integrity

What kept Nelson Mandela hopeful and energetic all through the dark days of the struggle against Apartheid? Where did Mandela learn the spiritual tenacity that kept him sane, hopeful and forgiving while in prison for 27 years? Where and how did he learn not to be consumed by rancor and the spirit of revenge, both during but also after his incarceration? The answer to these and similar questions lie as much in his spiritual philosophy as it did in his political philosophy. This lecture will examine the shape and form of the spirituality that nurtured and sustained Nelson Mandela - something we tentatively call an Afro-Christian spirituality. We shall also explore the possible relevance of elements of this spirituality for the USA.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm Presentation by Dr. Maluleke: Desmond Tutu and The Quest for Racial Forgiveness in South Africa and the USA

There is overwhelming evidence that when Desmond Tutu accepted the role of chairperson of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it was for him much more than the acceptance of a presidential appointment. He saw it as an opportunity to ritualize, exemplify and advocate the power of forgiveness and reconciliation in the building of nation and community. This lecture will explore the sources and main tenets of Desmond Tutu’s theology of forgiveness. Of particular interest will be the implications of Tutu’s theology for race and gender relations in South Africa and the USA today.

The Everding Distinguished Lectureship Program:

Established through a gift from Prof. H. Edward and Lee Palmer Everding, this endowed lectureship is a project of the Iliff School of Theology and Saint John’s Cathedral aimed at enhancing interfaith dialogue and inter-religious learning throughout the community through annual lectures from outstanding visiting teachers.

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Interfaith Efforts to Counteract Terrorism

Join us for a dialogue focused on interfaith efforts to counteract terrorism with a delegation of clergy from the Republic of Georgia organized by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with WorldDenver and the Abrahamic Initiative at Saint John’s Cathedral on Monday,

September 25, 2017 at 3:00-5:00pm

Saint John’s Cathedral at 1350 Washington Street Denver, CO 80203

The discussion will focus on the commonalities of Islam, Judaism and Christianity that can help us work together in fostering peace and reconciliation. You are invited to attend and interact with our visitors from the Republic of Georgia. Our honored guests will be: Father Kakhaber Gogotishvili (Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Department, Patriarchy of the Georgian Orthodox Church). Father Petre Giorgadze (Co-Rector, Spiritual Gymnasium of Vani). Father Iovane Mtchedlishvili (Priest, Sameba Main Cathedral Church of the Georgian Orthodox Church). Mr. George Tserodze (Chaplain, Ministry of Defense).This event is open to the public. If you are interested in attending, there is no need to register - just come! However, for more information or to express interest, please contact Greg Movesian, a member of the Abrahamic Initiative Steering Committee, at gmovesian@gmail.com.

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Communities in Conversation

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm

at The Lady Fatima Center 2120 South Holly Street Denver, CO 80222

As a respect towards our host, it would be appreciated to dress modestly. For women, it would be nice to wear a scarf, but it is not mandatory. Scarves will also be provided at the sign in table.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm for Table Assignment

This is the last Dialogue of the season. We will announce the 2017-2018 schedule in the fall.

At these dialogue events we will:

  • Encourage an atmosphere of mutual trust and open sharing.
  • Foster mutually beneficial and inspiring relationships.
  • Create a foundation for further collaboration and interaction.

Free attendance – All are welcome

Please RSVP to info@abrahamicinitiative.com

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Seedlings for Peace

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