Multifaith Encounters Exploring Interreligious and Intercultural Relations and Culture
Whether you are a follower of a faith tradition or have no faith, La Convivencia invites you to participate in its series of Multifaith Encounters.Multifaith Encounters is an opportunity to meet and experience other faith traditions or those who have no faith through celebration, communication, collaboration and education. Each month, participate in an activity designed to build bridges among those who follow various faith traditions or have no faith. The activities include visits to houses of worship, guided conversations over dinner and joining together on service projects.
Past Multifatih Encounter Events
WALK THE INTERFAITH TALK & PICNIC: A MEET UP...with a twist
Date: June 15, 2019 Time: 2-4 pm Mercer County Park A One-on-One Interfaith Learning Experience! An opportunity to meet someone of a different faith/culture and, while you are walking a path in Mercer County Park, ask all kinds of questions to learn about their faith. Then, reverse directions and reverse roles as you walk back, providing answers to questions from your walking partner about your own religious beliefs. All while getting some good exercise and enjoying the beauty of the Park’s natural setting. After that, we celebrate with a picnic. Bring your favorite dish to share!
Purim Date: March 20, 2019 Time: 6:15 pm Venue: BETH EL CONGREGATION, EAST WINDSOR Come join us Wed night March 20th to learn about the Jewish holiday Purim at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. Rabbi Jay Kornsgold will welcome us at 6:15 followed by a traditional Purim service where for fun, we drown out the name of the wicked Haman. The service will be followed by a luscious array of Hamantaschen representing Haman's wicket trifold hat. You are welcome to take some home. Come and learn how the Jewish people celebrate overcoming adversity during Biblical times.v Intro to Buddhist Meditation Date: January 13, 2019 Time: 11:15 am Address: 291 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, New Jersey Millions of people around the world practice Buddhism and find it a pathway to a fulfilling and tranquil life. As part of La Convivencia's Multifaith Encounters series, we are offering an Intro to Buddhist meditation. Learn about the life of the Buddha and some of the tenets of Buddhism. Then receive instruction on the valuable skill of meditation. November 10, 2018: Visit to Swaminarayan Temple 112 North Main Street, Robbinsville 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The largest Hindu temple in the world is right here in our area and we will be meeting for a guided tour of the temple as well as opportunities to witness a devotional ceremony and to enjoy some delicious Indian food. Learn about how Hinduism is practiced at this temple and marvel at the amazing and intricate architecture.
October 14, 2018: Potluck for Peace Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Join together with a convivial group of people from varied faith traditions in an intimate setting for an evening of good food and good conversation. Each discussion will center on one topic that will allow us to explore and understand our different faiths and how they manifest in our personal lives and in the world.
September 26, 2018: Sukkot Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction Teens and tweens: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Adults: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sukkot is known as the “Festival of Tabernacles” and the “Feast of Booths.” It is one of Judaism’s three central festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot. It is traditional to build a sukkah, a temporary hut to dwell in during the holiday, symbolic of temporary shelter used when the Jewish people fled to Israel during Biblical times. At Beth Chaim, we will be learning the history and traditions of Sukkot and why Sukkot is still meaningful today. The program is divided into two parts: for teens and tweens from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and for adults from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Adults do not need to be accompanied by a tween or teen.