September 2016: Who am I?

September 2016 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Who am I?

Dr. Khaldoun Samman, Macalester College; Anse Tamara Gray, Daybreak/Rabata; Rev. Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 8, 2016
12 – 1:45 p.m.
Olson Campus Center of Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)
SE Corner of Hendon and Fulham, Lower Level, Dining Room C. (Parking on street or behind Center)

Welcome to the new partnership between the Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) and Luther Seminary for monthly midday interfaith dialogue sessions held at Luther Seminary. We begin the fall season by asking this question, “Who am I?” Psychology and Sociology researchers say that our identities are formed throughout our lives and are impacted by significant life events, people, places, and things. And our cultural and spiritual/religious identities are no different.

Join us at Luther Seminary for a time of conversation and learning as we hear from Dr. Khaldoun Samman, a sociologist, researcher, and professor at Macalester College. We will hear about his research on spiritual identity formation and dig deeper to better understand who we are and how our identities impact the way we engage with a pluralistic society. Following Dr. Samman’s presentation, we will hear responses from two people of faith: Anse Tamara Gray, Muslim scholar and founder of Rabata (from Arabic verb ‘rabaṭa’ -”connectedness;” Rabata website is dedicated to building spiritual ties between women, the spiritual upbringing of women by women, and the establishment of the female voice in scholarship.) and Daybreak Bookshop, Mpls.; and Pastor Kelly Chatman, pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church and director of Redeemer Center for Life. They will share about their spiritual identity formation and help to shape the small dialogue group conversations that are a significant part of the session.

We look forward to seeing you on September 8 and building this relationship between SPIN and Luther Seminary. These monthly midday interfaith dialogue sessions are free, and open to all. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is available in the adjacent cafeteria or bag lunches welcome. Directions, map and parking information here. Questions? Email here.