Introduction to Different Faith Traditions Offered

Three Louisville Groups to Host Year-long Monthly Presentations
Introducing the Public to the World’s Great Religions

Three local groups, Unity Church of Louisville, Interfaith Paths to Peace and the Rainbow Spiritual Education Center, are cooperating to present a year-long series of programs, “What if God Was One of Us?”, to introduce the public to the world’s great religions.

The series began on January 10 with a presentation about religious diversity in the Louisville Metro area by Terry Taylor, executive director of Interfaith Paths to Peace and will continue monthly. On one Sunday each month, a representative of one of the world’s great religions will take part in the 9-11 a.m. service at Unity Church, 757 S. Brook St., and make a presentation about that faith. Music from that faith tradition will be incorporated in the service and a brief overview of the religion, its history, key beliefs and practices and major annual holidays as well as a list of resources will be available.

The following Tuesday at 7 p.m., the public is invited to the Rainbow Spiritual Education Center, 2701 Lindsay Ave., to take part in a 1-1/2 hour, in-depth discussion of the religion.

The tentative schedule for the presentations is: February 14 and 16, Buddhism; March 14 and 16, indigenous religions with focus on Native American; April 11 and 13, the Unitarian Universalists; May 23 and 25, the Baha’i Faith; June 13 and 15, earth-centered religion; July 11 and 13, the Sikhs; August 15 and 17, Islam; September 5 and 7, Judaism; October 10 and 12, the Quakers; November 21 and 23, Hinduism; and December 12 and 14, Christianity.

The series will conclude with a celebration of all religions at Unity Church on January 15, 2011.

All events are open to the public and free of charge, but donations will be accepted.

For further information visit www.paths2peace.org, www.rainbowspiritualeducationcenter.org, or www.unityoflouisville.org.

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