Interfaith meeting to explore similarities
Speakers from 12 different faiths will explore their common beliefs at an interfaith symposium Sept. 4.
The ways various religions perceive an eternal being, what righteous acts are encouraged and the role of sacred foods and fasting will be explained.
Small-group discussions will follow, allowing audience participation. Prayers from the different traditions will be shared.
The program, sponsored by All Believers Network, will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jisso Center, Seicho-No Ie Hawaii, 47-451 Hui Aeko Place, Kaneohe.
Kent Keith, author of "The Paradoxical Commandments," will be keynote speaker.
The cost is $20 for reservations made by Aug. 25, and $25 later.
The cost includes a continental breakfast, served after 7:30 a.m., and lunch. Scholarships are available for schoolteachers.
Call Saleem Ahmed, 371-9360, or register online at www.allbelievers.net.
Participating speakers will discuss the major world religions -- Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism.
Others will present the Bahai, Jainist, Sikh, Sufi, Unitarian Universalist and Zoroastrian faiths and Hawaiian spiritual belief.