The intention of Amazing Faiths Project and the moderated Dinner Dialogue program is to create a more hospitable and connected society.
People of all faiths, no particular faith, spiritual paths or philosophy are gathered to appreciate and understand the beliefs and traditions of others in an atmosphere of respect. Each guest is asked one or more thought-provoking question while other participants listen without interruption, response or comment.
If you are interested in bringing your unique perspective to an Amazing Faiths event, please fill out the Participant Form You will be confirmed for the event you signed up for.
Contact Program Director, Cherrie Hanson with any questions or interest in hosting or moderating an event in your home, place of worship or public space. firstname.lastname@example.org or, office 414-276-9590, cell 414-708-9590
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A fresh way of gathering together is just around the corner...
We are looking for 10 Guests, one Moderator, and multiple Hosts to participate in 3 consecutive bi-monthlyAmazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues. This is a new format based on the AFDD model to create a more relaxing experience as the group revisits and deepens it's connections and understanding over time. Are you ready for the feast? All are welcome.
To register, contact Cherrie Hanson
email@example.com or 414-708-9590
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS Sunday, March 8th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Learn about one of our Conference faith members in this dinner dialogue with a presentation from Stake President, Ken Elbert, and President of the Stake Relief Society, Alison Watson. Registration is required. To register, go to Dialgue Participation Form
AMAZING FAITHS MODERATORS aka "MOD SQUAD"
Moderators are specifically trained to ensure that people feel safe and comfortable sharing their life experience with others. This is a volunteer position.
Upcoming trainings TBA
What happens at an Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogue?
Guests get accquainted while they dine together. There will be a presentation or speaker. During the moderated portion, participants pick their own question card and are given 5 minutes to respond. The format can change depending on the time available. Some events will have break out sessions where guests interact one-on-one. Moderators will make time for an afterglow sharing to hear how the experience was for each person. Evaluations are given to study the process for improvements and track statistics of the program.
Why participate in an Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogue?
What are the core values of Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues?
The Dinner Dialogues are based on the Amazing Faiths Project co-founded in 2006 by The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston with official sponsorship from the Office of the Mayor of the City of Houston.
The cornerstone event of the Project, the Dinner Dialogue, was initially created in 2006 by Dr. Jill Carroll, who at that time was the Executive Director of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Carroll was part of a team of community interfaith leaders in Houston convened by Mayor Bill White in the fall of 2006 to create an initiative that would capture the spirit of The Amazing Faiths of Texas, a beautiful book of photography and spiritual expression by Roy Spence.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston partnered with the Boniuk Center at Rice to begin the Project, and produce the first Dinner Dialogue in Houston in January 2007 with 250 people and 20 host homes. The Dinner Dialogue was repeated in Houston and two other Texas cities in November 2007 with 850 people and 75 host homes. In November 2008, ten cities throughout the United States produced the Dinner Dialogue with over 1500 participants - all on the same night in hundreds of host homes.
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee has piloted Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues since 2011. From summer 2013 through spring 2014, a generous grant from the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee enabled the Interfaith Conference to expand the program. In 2020, Cherrie Hanson accepted the position of Amazing Faiths Program Director.
Join us virtually on Thursday, September 23rd at 5:00-6:30pm for this panel conversation with authors of, "Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee", Dr. Irfan Omar and Kaitlyn Daly. The panel will also include Pardeep Singh Kaleka, current executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Janan Najeeb, president of Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, and Rhonda Hill, founder of Race and Faith, Dr. Andrew Kim, director of Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and Sameer Ali, Muslim Campus Minister at Marquette University.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT
Please join us on August 5th, at 6pm at Marquette University for this panel conversation with authors of, "Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee", Dr. Irfan Omar and Kaitlyn Daly. The panel will also include Pardeep Singh Kaleka, current executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Janan Najeeb, president of Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, and Rhonda Hill, founder of Race and Faith. Moderated by Dr. Andrew Kim, director of Center for the Advancement of the Humanities.
This event will be IN PERSON and also LIVE STREAMED.
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Humanities experts, religious leaders, and community members will highlight the transformative teachings and practices within Islam and Christianity while deepening the community’s understanding of how to examine and use faith and knowledge to promote the common good.
Committee for Interfaith Understanding presents a discussion of Professor Irfan Omar & Kaitlyn Daly's book. This event will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 7pm, and be moderated by Interfaith Conference Executive Director, Pardeep Singh Kaleka. This is a free event and no registration is necessary. "Like" the Interfaith Conference Facebook page Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Facebook Page to receive notifications.
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Event sponsored by the Interfaith Conference's, Committee for Interfaith Understanding, moderated by CIU Chairwoman, Janan Najeeb. Members of the CIU Committee will be responders, including guests from facebook Watch entire program
With guest speaker, James L. Santelle, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Attend this insightful, free webinar at 7pm, Thursday, August 27th at:
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Facebook page
“Constitutional Rights to Religious Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Recent Cases on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment”
“This academic and interactive program will focus on two, recent decisions of our High Court, addressing the meaning and impact of the Constitution’s protections against governmental establishment of religion and preservations of the right to its free exercise. In addition to describing the factual and legal bases for those landmark rulings, James L. Santelle, the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (and long-time supporter of the missions and activities of the Interfaith Conference), will comment on the practical significance of the Supreme Court’s decisions for religious and non-faith-affiliated entities. This 90-minute gathering will also include abundant opportunities for participants to ask questions, offer perspectives, and otherwise comment on these important and topical issues.”
This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
Watch the video anthology of five decades of Interfaith Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipsq6dqkZOM
A feature of our 50th Annual Virtual Luncheon, it was created with 3rd year Marquette University student, Ryan Hagan. Ryan is working on a degree in Cognitive Science and Digital Media. He's made other videos for the Marquette Wire, Generations Against Bullying (YouTube), and Walnut Way. His personal objective is to "create high-quality, socially relevant, thought-provoking content." We appreciate and sincerely thank Ryan for his time, talent, technical abilities, and especially his patience in working virtually with me to deliver the video I envisioned.