May 2017: Complex Spiritual Identities in Individuals, Families, and Religious Communities

May 2017 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Complex Spiritual Identities in Individuals, Families, and Religious Communities

Thursday, May 4, 2017 (first Thursday this month)
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Masjid Attaqwa – Muslim American Society (NOTE location change!!)
1608 Como Ave (SW corner at Snelling Ave.), St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)

Many individuals today are seeking support for their lives from several different spiritual traditions. Many families include partners who come from different spiritual traditions. Many religious communities—synagogues, mosques, sanghas, churches and temples—have members through marriage or relationships who are of spiritual traditions different from those of the community.

How do religious communities support individuals and families with complex spiritual identities? How do families manage their own spiritual diversity? How do individuals integrate their different spiritual traditions and practices into their own unique spiritual path?

Saint Paul Interfaith Network’s (SPIN’s) next forum will be a space for conversation and storytelling around these questions. The panelists for the forum are the Rabbi Norman Cohen, Rabbi Emeritus, of Bet Shalom Congregation in Minnetonka, and long-time leader in Christian-Jewish dialogue. The Rev. Jin Kim, Co-Pastor of Church of All Nations Presbyterian Church, and Kelly Sherman Conroy, a Luther Seminary student whose research focuses upon the intersections of Lakota spirituality and Christian Faith.

This forum will meet at the Muslim American Society, 1608 Como Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota, MN 55108, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. Lunch is not served, but coffee, tea, water, and cookies are provided.

This session is available on video here