It is with deep sadness that we report the death of our
editor, mentor and friend, Ira Gordon.
Ira lost a battle with cancer on August 10th. To all
he knew, he was a sojourner for truth. An
inquisitive mind kept him in constant pursuit of
understanding more about the struggles of the human
In the context of this newsletter, he actively challenged
each writer. No poorly stated idea, under-thought sentence,
or clichéd phrase escaped his attention. The newsletter and
each writer individually benefited as a result.
We don’t know at this point how we will continue forward,
but in Ira’s honor and memory, we will wrestle with finding
In the meantime, we keep this body of work up for all to see
Film wins Interfaith Cooperation Award!
A short documentary
featuring the *Minnesotans Standing Together*
multi-faith prayer service for respect (September 2010),
organized by a collaboration of Twin Cities area interfaith
organizations, recently won the --Interfaith Cooperation
Award-- from the InterFaith Film Festival 2011. Watch the 8
minute, prize-winning video at:
were respected. Minnesotans of different traditions can
stand together in mutual respect and concern for the common
good while acknowledging differences.
Midday Dialogues ...
Sacred Texts and Interfaith
How Words & Texts Divide and/or Connect
A series of two hour interfaith dialogue sessions
hosted by the St. Paul Interfaith Network. Free and open
to the public.
The second Thursday of most months;
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The St. Paul Area of Churches -- 1671
Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Convener: Rev. John
Marboe, pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Paul
Beverages/cookies supplied. Brown bag lunches welcome.
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December 13, 2012
Aligning with Heaven's Web:
Resistance in the Light of Suffering, Oppression, and the
Presenter: Ira L. Gordon
Interfaith Conversation Cafe
The "conversation café" dialogues focus on interfaith
matters and questions of faith. A topic is chosen by those
who attend each evening, based on questions of faith that we
bring to our world.
Interfaith Conversation Café is available In St. Paul at the Saint Paul Area
Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave., 55105, on the
3rd Monday of each month.
Conversation begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.;
doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a free will
offering to cover coffee, tea and refreshments. You
are welcome to come once or every time. Please bring
your own mug! And bring a friend!
this link to Saint Paul Interfaith Network for more details and directions.
Islamic Christian Dialogue
Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM,
Hosted by Islamic Center of Minnesota and the Minnesota Council of
Churches, at the Islamic Center of Minnesota, 1401 Gardena Ave. NE,
Call Gail at (612) 230-3210
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