Focus Event 2018 – Peace Conference Lake Junaluska, NC

INTERFAITH PEACE CONFERENCE

AFFIRMING THE COMMUNITY OF ABRAHAMIC FAITHS

“Meeting the Other. Can we talk?”
The Interfaith Peace Conference is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation.

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Juliane Hammer, Associate Professor & scholar of Islamic studies, UNC specializing in studies of American Muslims

Dr. Nancy Fuchs, Associate Professor & Founding Director of Dept of the Multifaith Studies of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College with focus on Campus Chaplaincy for a multifaith World.

Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Pastor of St Phillips African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Greensboro, NC ; President of NC Council of Churches and NC NAACP; former campus minister

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
1-5 PM REGISTRATION Bethea Welcome Center
5:30 DINNER –Terrace Dining Room
7:30 Evening Centering by Abraham Jam
7:45 First Plenary: A Jewish Perspective
“Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?”
Dr Nancy Fuchs -Harrell Auditorium

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018
7:30-8:30 Breakfast –Terrace Dining Room
8:45 Morning Centering: Lylas al-Kashan (Harrell)
9:00 Second Plenary: An Islamic Perspective “Meeting the Other : Can We Talk?”
Dr. Juliane Hammer
9:45 Break
10:00 Third Plenary: A Christian Perspective “Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?”
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman
10:45 Break out Discussions
12:00 LUNCH Terrace Dining Room
1:45 Carpooling/bus to Lapinsky Auditorium
UNC-Asheville
3:00 Abraham Jam
3:15 Briefs by Keynote Speakers
4:00 Panel with Questions
5:30 Heavy appetizers at UNC-Asheville
7:00 Worship at Beth Israel Synagogue
8:30 Return to Lake Junaluska

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018
7:30-8:30 Breakfast – Terrace Dining Room
8:45 Centering with Abraham Jam
9:00 MOVIE “HUMAN”
10:30 Break
10:45 First WORKSHOP option
12:00 LUNCH Terrace Dining Room
1:30-3:00 Second WORKSHOP option
3:30-5:00 RURAL CHAPLAINS BUSINESS MEETING
5:30 DINNER- Terrace Dining Room
7:00 CONCERT: Abraham Jam
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018
7:30-8:30 Breakfast – Terrace Dining Room
8:45 PANEL DISCUSSION
9:30 Closing Worship Rabbi Phillip Bentley
10:30 BREAK
11:00 -12:00 RURAL CHAPLAINS CERTIFICATION SERVICE