A Monthly Interfaith Discussion is held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Adventist University of Health Sciences (http://www.adu.edu) on Florida Hospital’s main campus. Directions: Take I-4 to Princeton and go east (toward Florida Hospital). Turn left onto Orange Avenue. Go to King Street and turn right. Cross the railroad tracks. When you reach the point where you must turn or run into the wall of a building, turn left. Go a few feet to the T intersection and turn right. Follow the road a short distance to the university. Building 671 (on your right) is where we’ll meet. Tell the security guards that you’re there for the Interfaith Discussion, and they’ll show you to your reserved parking. (By the way, there are signs to the college once you cross the railroad tracks. If this is your first visit to the Adventist University of Health Sciences, you might wish to print out these directions and bring them with you if you don’t have them on your cell phone.) If you get lost (which is highly unlikely), phone Jim Coffin at 321-228-4599.
Religion 101 Series. Are you interested in a quick overview of the teachings and practices of the various faith traditions in Central Florida but don’t have hours and hours for research? The Holocaust Center (851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751) and the Interfaith Council of Central Florida are partnering on a Religion 101 Series to make it easy and fun for the busy person to become much more knowledgeable without a huge investment of time. This nine-segment, once-a-month series features a free one-hour presentation and half hour of Q & A. The series will feature Judaism on November 8, with Rabbi David Kay as the presenter. The entire series includes:
• Thursday, Sept. 13. Buddhism. Claudia Schippert
• Thursday Oct. 11. Islam. Imam Ashiq Kermali
• Thursday, Nov. 8. Judaism. Rabbi David Kay
• Tuesday, Dec. 4. Christianity. Rev. Bryan Fulwider
• Tuesday, Jan. 15. Sikhism. Jasbir Bhatia
• Tuesday, Feb. 12. Hinduism. Deen Khandelwal
• Tuesday, Mar. 12. Baha’i. George and Farideh Via
• Tuesday, Apr. 9. Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Kathy Schmitz
• Tuesday, May 7. A panel consisting of all presenters
Each presentation will be at the Holocaust Center from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Check out all the upcoming events and activities at the Holocaust Center at its website. For too many Central Floridians, the Holocaust Center is either an undiscovered or under-utilized community resource. You can help correct that.