You are invited to Interfaith Matters at Hope’s Cafe (cnr Norwood Pde and Portrush Road) on 28 August 5.30 for 6 pm – 8 / 8.30. The theme is Bruce Whyatt on his faith journey and the discoveries he has made through the eyes of another.
Theme in November: Through which eyes do I see the mountain?
“At Interfaith Matters! forum, held on a monthly basis (the fourth Wednesday of the month) we come together as a diverse community, discussion a diverse range of topics or hearing about the faith-practices within our multi-cultural community.
Thus far we have heard from a very wise atheist; the struggles of Coptic Christians in Egypt; insights of a Muslim couple on raising their boys in a pluralistic society; the voices of the youth with regards Christian, Muslim and Bahai faith; we listened to how the soul listens via Buddhist practices; we visited the El Beit synagogue and heard from one of the eldest yet little known faith-traditions: Zoroastrian faith. We also had some interactive opportunities to reflect on our individual spiritual insights and connect with Interplay and meditation …
Our idea is to hear, listen and reflect with the rich traditions, while we get to know one another over a meal of a coffee. Our idea is to hear, listen and reflect on the rich traditions in our midst in Adelaide, while we get to know one another over a meal of a coffee. Come and share with us, be part of the planning for the future and learn together!”
Interfaith Matters for November
Theme: “How Other Faiths Enrich My Spiritual Life.”
Presenter: Bruce Whyatt on his faith journey and the discoveries he has made through the eyes of another.
Date: 27 November Time: 5.30 for 6 pm – 8 / 8.30.
Venue: Hope’s Café (corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush road). Dinner $10 – 15 pp & gold coin donation towards Hope’s cafe. Please RSVP by 25 November to Liellie at 0437794410. Liellie will act as host/ facilitator
Bruce notes this:
“Our western cultures there is an influence to become specialists into very narrow fields of work. Unfortunately that can also extend to confining our thinking and beliefs. We can become very tunnel visioned so that anything which presents itself outside of the boundaries we have established can become threatening. I like to think that in our world, or even just life in Australia, where we have communications between peoples of so many races, religions, cultures and beliefs, we need to have wide angle lenses to our vision and hearing so we can take in the big picture of our beautiful world and all its peoples and appreciate the lessons we can learn from each other.”