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Framing the Sabbath: Interfaith Perspectives

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, October 19th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Jewish Museum Milwaukee


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Do you keep the Sabbath through a religious tradition of a weekly observance? Or do you find renewal in other ways?  Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee for a diverse discussion of how people of faith set aside time for prayer and rest. Panelists will include representatives from African Methodist Episcopal, Baha’i, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Jewish traditions.

•  Hear about the evolution of the Sabbath from the times of slavery and the strong traditions that endure in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from the Reverend Joseph Baring, Jr. of the St. Paul AME Church.
•  Patricia Kubala, one of nine people elected to the Spiritual Assembly of the Cedarburg Baha’i Community, will discuss the Baha faith’s origin, worship practices and emphasis on peace.
•  Dr. Glen Allgaier, an ordained patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak about the Mormon Sabbath tradition that encompasses a day-long balance of worship, resting, and experiencing “delight.”
•  Janan Najeeb, a founder and president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and director of the Islamic Resource Center, will discuss Islamic practices and traditions, including how Muslims do not have a Sabbath, yet set time aside every day for contemplation and rest during the five daily Muslim prayers
•  Get a lesson on the traditional and not-so-traditional observance of the Jewish Sabbath known as Shabbat from Rabbi Emeritus Ron Shapiro of Congregation Shalom.
•  Dean Daniels, Director of the Office for Worship of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will present on the history and current Sabbath practices of Roman Catholics.


Program Admission $3

Museum Members FREE
Interfaith Conference Members FREE

In association with the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. Offered in connection with The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, September 13 – December 31, 2017.

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