Midday Dialogues

SPIN April Midday Interfaith Dialogue

The Story of an Interfaith Congregational and Clergy Partnership. On April 9, 12 noon-2 p.m., the pastors of two partnering congregations, Above Every Name Ministries (Christian), Rev. Danny Givens, and Unity Church-Unitarian, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs, will share the story of their interfaith and cross-cultural partnership, up to and including their involvement in Black Lives Matter and a trip together to Selma Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. “Rev. Danny Givens’…partnership with Unity Church has begun to bear fruit in profoundly intimate ways, “ as Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs put it. “Unity’s deep engagement with Beloved Conversations, led in part by Danny, is one of the most exciting things in Unitarian Universalism today.” The sharing of these partners will provide a stimulus for us to dialogue about the potential for more interfaith and intercultural partnerships, the motivations our traditions provide, as well as the obstacles, the benefits and ways to undertake such activity. We welcome friends who participated in the Crossing Bridges: Selma to Minnesota march to join us. Our session on May 14th will feature a Christian-Muslim partnership. Sessions are free, open to all and will be held at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., light refreshments/beverages provided; bag lunches welcome.