January 19, 2019

Fall Interfaith Events in the St Louis Community


Everyone is invited to attend the Interfaith Dialogue meetings in the lower level conference room at Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 South Spring, 63108, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16. At these meetings a group of Jews, Christians, and Muslims study the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospels, and the Qur’an together.


The Eighth Annual Arts and Faith Interfaith Concert “Great Music of Many Faiths” will be on Sunday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., 63108. The concert is free. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.


The program “Compassion, Wisdom, and Inner Peace” by Venerable Guo Jiann will be on Saturday, September 29, at 2 p.m. at the Pure Mind Buddhist Center, 7825 Olive Blvd., 63130.


Interfaith Partnership’s Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Convention Center, 63303. This year’s dinner is being organized by the Muslim community. Tarek El-messidi will be the main speaker. Tickets are $85 per person; student tickets are $20. In order to register, go to interfaithstl.org. To be a sponsor, contact Rev. David Mehl at davidmehl@interfaithstl.org.


The next Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held from November 1 to 7 in Toronto, Canada. In order to register, go to parliamentofreligions.org. Many thousands of people from all over the world representing hundreds of different religious groups will be participating in this parliament.


This year’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Program will be in the evening of Tuesday, November 20. Location and time will be announced later.


Anyone who is interested in being part of an interfaith trip to parts of Israel and the Palestinian Territories for about 10 days around mid-June of 2019 should contact me. This possible trip will be organized by Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis.


David Oughton

Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University

Board Member of Interfaith Partnership