REGISTRATION EXTENDED for NAIN Conference
& also to RESERVE a UCSD APARTMENT
The Local San Diego Planning Group has extended the $349 Registration fee for the 2017 NAIN Conference
until July 14th. On July 15th, the price goes to $399. UCSD has also extended its apartment registration to that date!
Conference Dates: August 6-10, 2017
We have over 80 speakers scheduled, Trips to Historic and Faith Based Locations, Entertainment and Celebrations, Great Food and the company of 200 caring people from over 20 different faiths. You Gotta Be There!
After July 14th, additional attendees will be charged $399 and will probably not receive conference bags, conference brochure, and other conference gifts. They will not have a choice of meals throughout the conference. After July 14th, conference registrants will have to find housing for the 4 days on their own as well as transportation to and from the UCSD campus.
Register now at: www.powayinterfaithteam.com/nain
If you would like to reserve a room at the UCSD Apartments, please go to: https://ucsd.irisregistration.com/site/2017nain
2017 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
This 4-day conference is FILLED with speakers, workshops, activities and celebrations to cause you to want to stay in San Diego longer. From the Sunday Experience filled with a Bridge for Peace Ceremony, City Proclamations for Interfaith Awareness Week, incredible food, an interfaith choir and being serenaded by Karl Anthony you will go to bed very happy.
Our Monday’s morning Keynote is Speaker, Author Azim Khamisa whose story “From Murder to Forgiveness” will teach us about true Compassion & Harmony. Meet the NAIN Youth Scholars afterwards and then, after lunch, participate in a 3-hr. Intergenerational dialogue which will bridge together young and not as young interfaith people.
Monday afternoon, keynote Monsignor Dennis Mikulanis will show us how Christianity began in California at the San Diego de Acala Mission and then you will be whisked away to Old Town to explore the historic and entertaining district of San Diego as it first was: Wells Fargo Wagon, Mariachi bands, Old Candy Store, Souvenir Shops and much more.
Tuesday morning will be filled with at least 12 faith workshops and from 1 to 9pm you will hear from Mormon Speakers at their historic cathedral, New Thought, Jewish and Sikh keynotes including attending a Sikh dinner and cultural performance.
After 6 more workshops Wednesday morning, lunch will include a program with keynote Imam Taha Hassane called “Evangelical/Islam & Interfaith” which will give you a deeper hope for peace between faiths. A celebration will happen afterwards at Balboa Park which will include, touring historic sites, eating, singing, laughing and dancing into the night. There will be performances by the House of Columbia, Dances for Universal Peace with Mansur Richard Conviser and his dance group. We will also have fabulous songs from INTERFAITH: The Musical, created by Ruth Broyde Sharone, performed by Temple Adat Shalom choir and directed by Cantor Lori Frank.
Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon and a panel of Clergy working for Social Justice will discuss “The Tension Between Harmony & Justice on Thursday morning/ There will be a presentation from the 2018 NAIN Host City, Edmonton, Canada and a Closing Ceremony. It will be a wonderful conclusion to a fabulous week.
Speakers /Times & Titles
MORNING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – 2017 NAINConference
(Does not include afternoon & evening keynote speakers)
MONDAY – Theater – 8:30 Azim Khamisa, 10:30 NAIN Youth Scholars, 12:00 Intergenerational Dialogue
#1 – 8:30 am Theater – Lakshmi Sukumar (Hindu), Christina Tillitson (New Thought), Beth Johnson (Unitarian
Universalist) – Harmony Through Women Clergy
#2 – 8:30 Rm. #1 – PP – J. Cody Nielsen – Trumped and Scared: Responding to the needs of Marginalized
Religious Identities During Times of Political Uncertainty
#3 – 8:30 Rm. #2 – PP – Gilbert Friend Jones – From Dissonance to Harmony: Jesus as a Bridge Between Faiths
PP – Ronit Gabay – Compassionate Living
#4 – 8:30 Rm. #3 – PP – Deborah Mech – Spiritual Diversity in Education
#5 – 8:30 Rm. #4 – PP – Michael Painter – Analysis or Synthesis in the Interfaith Experience
Maneck Bhujwala – Zoroastrian – Promoting Harmony Within and Between Faiths
#6 – 8:30 Rm. #5 – Becca Taylor, Rev Cheri Metier, Steve Rivera – Faith Works: In Political Arenas
#7 – 10:30 am Theater –Maaz Bajwa (Ahmadayya), Laura Johnson Kohl (Quaker), Julia Adame (Baha’i), Rohak Vora (Jain), – Harmony: Making It Happen
#8 – 10:30 Rm. #1 – Rhonda Mason, Alan Bachman, Andalin Bachman – Harmony Above and Below
#9 – 10:30 Rm. #2 – PP – Joseph Prabhu, Swami Atmatattwananda, Debrah Friedland, & Laura Lafoia Ava-Testimale, Ruth Broyde Sharon – Inclusivity: Expanding Your City’s Role in Interfaith Engagement
#10 – 10:30 Rm. #3 – David Fekete – E Pluribus Unum: Plurity not Sameness – Spiritually, Socially & Politically
Robyn Lebron – Is Interfaith Becoming Just Another Religion?
#11 – 10:30 Rm. #4 – PP – Vicki Garlock – Creation Stories for Kids from Various Cultures & Traditions;
Interfaith Education for Kids: Why We Need It and How to Do It
#12 – 10:30 Rm. #5 – PP – Judy Lee Trautman – Harmony as a Response to Local Hate Incidents
Gard Jameson – Camp Anytown: Reducing Prejudice, Bias & Bigotry
(8:45 – 10:00 Theater NAIN Business Session followed by Brian Farr & Alan Bachman: Toward a Global Morality of Community and Peace) PP
#13 – 10:30 am Theater – Shareda Hosein & Ruth Broyde Sharone, Eileen, Epperson – How to Engage the Elephant in the Room: A Female Approach to Difficult Interfaith/Intra-faith Conversations for Men & Women
#14 – 10:30 Rm. #1 – PP – OPEN – TBA
#15 – 10:30 Rm. #2 – Sari Heidenreich, Ardey Turner, Johnny Martin, – Breaking Down the Walls Around Interfaith
#16 – 10:30 Rm. #3 – Linda Groff – Crossing Boundaries: Spiritual Journeys in Search of the Soul
#17 – 10:30 Rm. #4 – Andre van Zijl & Rev. Debrah Daya Friedland-VanZyl – Art & Poetry as a Means for Creating Sacred Interspiritual Community
#18 – 10:30 Rm. #5 – Bettina Gray and Kay Lindhal – Faith in Action: Interfaith Community Building in Today’s North America
#19 – 8:30 am Theater – Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon & Panel – The Tension Between Harmony and Justice – Rev. Penny Bridges
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!