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Interfaith Forum - Why Religion? (Part 1 of 3)

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Published on Dec 10, 2012

Continue to Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yjG...

Topic: Why Religion?

Each faith's doctrine related to the purpose of religion and how it came into being. How religion benefits the individual and society. If some of the worst actions have been committed in the name of religion and some of the best people lead noble lives without it, might it be better to dispense with it?

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time: 7pm
Location: Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Speakers:
Islam: Dr. Aslam Abdullah, Director, Islamic Society of Nevada
Episcopal: Rev. Dr. James Wallis, PhD, Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church
Sikh: Mr. Teji Malik, Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Ji
Humanism: Mr. Mel Lipman, Immediate Past President of the American Humanist Association Union
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Community Activist
The Baha'i Faith: Mrs. Elham Khomassi, Member

In a world torn apart by religious misunderstanding, the goal of the Interfaith Forums is to provide an experience where people can hear different religions' perspectives in an environment of mutual respect. It is a time and place to hear and be heard. For 25 years, the forums have helped forge strong relationships between members of Southern Nevada's diverse religious communities.

The forums are followed by a time for socializing and refreshments provided by the host congregation.

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