Interfaith Forums 2013 - Religion and Its Relationship to Politics

October 13, Sunday, 7:00 pm
Religion and Its Relationship to Politics
(Church and State)

Each religion's guiding principles influencing believers in their political involvement
The SGI Buddhist Center
2725 W. Charleston Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
(Directions: From Charleston and Rancho, proceed west on Charleston to
(SGI Center on south side of street)

Islam - Dr. Aslam Abdullah, Director of Islamic Society of Nevada
Judaism - Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Congregation Ner Tamid
Catholicism - Father Bill William Kenny, Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Buddhism - Mr. Joel Ferguson, SGI Las Vegas Region Men's Leader
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - President Nile T. Leatham, Las Vegas Meadows Stake
Humanism - Mr. Mel Lipman, Immediate Past Pres., The American Humanistic Assoc. Union

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  • Ron S.

    Good to see you.

    October 14, 2013

  • James A.

    as the state chapter leader of the SPoA, I am very interested to see what information may be available during this event. As a staunch Humanist, I have a personal interest, as well in trying to understand why it is that people rely on religious leaders to direct them in their political choices. I am very excited about this and cannot wait for this to begin!

    October 12, 2013

  • Raul M.

    Interfaith Forum Ground Rules 1. It is assumed that people deeply hold their religious beliefs. Therefore, in a spirit of mutual resepct, we may agree to disagree on each other's points of view. 2. All involved seek to create an environment in which people: (a) Feel free to share their deepest religious belief, i.e. their perceived purpose and motivation. (b) Truly hear each other. 3. Panelists and audience participate in order to share, explore, educate and learn; not to debate, convert, proselytize or judge.

    October 11, 2013

    • Raul M.

      4. There are no attempts to proselytize or change the faith of another. However, individuals may enlighten others to the reality of their faith and thereby dispel myths or misinformation. The goal is understanding, greater harmony and increased respect. 5. Panelists are asked to prepare presentations on topics which:

      (a) Have as their core, the teachings of their faith, over personal opinion.

      (b) Speak only for their own religion.

      (c) Do not interpret another religion.

      (d) Are no longer than the time allotted. 6. Panelists and audience support the tone of the program.

      October 11, 2013

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