REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE HAS CLOSED.
APARTMENTS AT UCSD ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
If you will be in the San Diego area between August 6-10 and want to attend one day of the conference, a daily registration fee is available which does not include meals, gifts or transportation to conference activities. The cost per day may be paid by 8:30 AM each morning at our registration table in the UCSD Price Center Theater Lobby; Daily rates are as follows:
Monday 8/7 – $100
Tuesday 8/8 – $100; Half day 2:30-8:30 ($50)
Wednesday 8/9 – $100; Lunch Only $25; Evening Pizza Celebration $25
Thursday 8/10 – $75 (half day)
Emergency information may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phoned in at: 858-487-8885
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), Devra Gregory (Wiccan) – 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), Kokila Doshi (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 – Linda Groff – Crossing Boundaries: Spiritual Journeys in Search of the Sacred
#15 – 10:30 Rm. #2 – Sari Heidenreich, Ardey Turner, Johnny Martin, – Breaking Down the Walls Around Interfaith
#16 – 10:30 Rm. #3 – Robert Wertz – Indoor/Outdoor Labrinth Experience
#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, Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Fayaz Nawabi, Bijan Zayer
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!