Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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East-West Spiritual Inspiration for Earth Care
Oct 29, 2:00 PM

A two hour program of silence, presentations, music, and conversation with Dr. Robert A. Jonas and Imam Jamal Rahman.


Wendell Berry has written, “Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.” How is joy possible when our planet Earth is undergoing a massive extinction of species and looming climate catastrophe? Today we explore the ancient spiritual riches of the Sufi, Christian and Buddhist traditions, watering the seeds of new dialogues and new pathways of hope and action for Earth care. Through personal renewal and transformation, our lives can blossom into effective action in our families, communities and nation.
Join us as we un-earth the ancient wisdom of the Sufi, Christian and Buddhist traditions for Earth’s sake. Our day together will include silence, presentations, music, and whole group conversation. Free and open to the public. Free-will donations accepted.

Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with the Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Cofounder and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle's Interfaith Community Sanctuary, and adjunct faculty-member at Seattle University, he is a former host of Interfaith Talk Radio. One of the three Interfaith Amigos (which include a Christian pastor and a rabbi), he travels nationally and internationally to present retreats and workshops.

Robert A. Jonas, Ed.D., is founder and director of The Empty Bell, a contemplative sanctuary in Northampton, MA, whose Website is a resource for contemplative Christians and for Buddhist-Christian dialogue. Trained as a psychotherapist and theologian, Dr. Jonas is a retreat leader, author, environmentalist and musician. Jonas is a Christian in the Carmelite tradition who also received spiritual formation with Buddhist teachers. A past Board member of the Henri Nouwen Society, he is currently a member of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies and of the Eckhart Society. He recently completed five years as Board Chair of Kestrel Land Trust in western Massachusetts.

Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Bengali Gala ~ Fundraiser for SAMC
Nov 18, 6:00 PM

BENGALI GALA 2017: Annual Fundraising Dinner with music and classical / folk Bengali dancing! Authentic South Asian dinner catered by Shalimar Restaurant.


Saturday November 18th 6:00—9:00pm
Annual Fundraising Dinner with music and classical / folk Bengali dancing!
Authentic South Asian dinner catered by Shalimar Restaurant.
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle 98122

Proceeds support Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic (SAMC) in Chondipur Village,
Bangladesh — the ancestral village of Jamal, Kamal, & Aysu Rahman.
Tickets: $30 advance at Brown Paper Tickets. $35 at the door.
Children under 12 free (child care available). Parking $5 in lot by church.
Dinner and door prize promptly at 6:30pm. Must be present to win.

Bengali Gala 2017 is co-sponsored with Seattle First Baptist Church.
Learn more about SAMC on Facebook. & the Interfaith Community Sanctuary website.