Avi Schaefer Shabbat: Interfaith Dialogue, Service, & Dinner

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Hillel Milwaukee invites you to our second annual Avi Schaefer Shabbat – Interfaith Dialogue, Service, & Dinner We welcome students of all religious (or nonreligious) backgrounds for a night of discussion, prayer, food and conversation on Friday, February 23 – Dialogue will begin at 4:30 pm in UWM Union Room 181 and the Center for Jewish Life in Straz Tower at Marquette University.  At 6:00 pm, join us at Hillel Milwaukee for an interfaith Shabbat prayer service (created by a fellowship of peers) – using prayers and readings from many faith traditions.  Following services, around 6:45 pm, enjoy a traditional Shabbat meal and discussion around interfaith topics.  This evening is made possible by the Avi Schaefer Fund. Founded in 2010, the Avi Schaefer Fund is dedicated to empowering young people to be change makers in the world. Before his tragic death, Avi Schaefer was involved in a variety of projects to promote interfaith dialogue, and more specifically, an understanding and peace between Israelis and …

Interfaith gathering

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 Members of a mosque in Milwaukee held a special interfaith event on Sunday, January 29th. The gathering at Humboldt Park was in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. President Trump’s executive order bars citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days. Judges from New York to Seattle have granted limited relief for citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arrived in the US (or are in the air) with a valid visa or green card, blocking their deportation from the country (for now). Advocacy groups say they plan to file additional lawsuits in the days to come challenging the constitutionality

"how peace at home builds peace in the world,"

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The meeting occurs during the first week of February every year. World Interfaith Harmony Week is designed to provide a platform for all interfaith groups and groups of goodwill to come together to express their solidarity with one another and with the world. According to organisers, this year's conference will focus on "how peace at home builds peace in the world," and will bring together international religious leaders, scholars, and NGOs to discuss various faith traditions of building peaceful homes and strong families, which are essential to world peace. Approximately 200 local and international delegates are expected to attend.