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Book Club Reads About World Religions

Looking for intellectual discussion with an interesting group of women? ?  That’s our Book Club.

This month the group is reading God is not One: the Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and Why their  Differences Matter by Stephan Prothero.  The women will meet Monday evening, Jan. 26.  To find out the location and get more information, contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 633-2817.

If you would like to read ahead, click here to see the upcoming books to be discussed.

WTB Assists at WCNY Travel Auction

We’re helping out an important non-profit in our community. Our January monthly gathering will be a service activity, answering phones for the WCNY -TV Travel Auction.  The new dates are Thurs., Jan. 222 and Sat., Jan 24   5:30 to 9:00PM. We’ll be answering phone.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact Sis Zucker at 315-446-8885 or sisz<at>twcny.rr.com.

Come Share in Conversation at  Schmai

Our Schmais are informal gatherings at various restaurants where we just chat and get to know each other. Come join us on Tues., Jan. 13. We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m.

Location is 2731 Erie Blvd. East in Syracuse. Just look for a large table of smiling women or where you hear laughter!

Plan to Attend 5th World Interfaith Harmony Assembly Febuary 8

It’s a real celebration of faith and culture. Come see and hear the mosaic that is Central New York–dancing, music and drama. You’ll learn about the religious traditions of many faiths.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse, is the setting for this two-hour event beginning at 3 pm. on Sunday, February 8.  No tickets are necessary. Come and bring a friend.

Our observance is part of a worldwide celebration, done in joint sponsorship with Interfaith Works. King Abdullah II of Jordan first proposed the event to the United Nations. His goal was to provide a platform for interfaith groups and organizations of goodwill to demonstrate their positive impact on the world. One of the goals is to build ties between and among religious groups. By educating each other about our traditions, we can more appreciate the diversity of our community.

For more information contact Daryl Files at 315-449-3552, ext. 208, or email her dfiles<at>interfaithworkscny.org. See www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com  for information about the global event.

Creativity Featured at the December Meeting

Artist and writer Jennifer Jeffery led our  Dec. 14 program and helped us think about  creativity and spirituality.

“Many writers and artists have explained their creative spark as not something that comes from within them, but from being a channel for the divine, ” Jennifer wrote in describing her understanding of the link between the two.

Jeffery is a mostly self-taught writer of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and has been involved Syracuse Veterans Writing Group. She works at Syracuse University.

 

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