CWRU explores paths to peace

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Sheehan Hannan

The purpose of “Out of Many, One: Exploring Paths to Peace 2012” celebration is to connect people who live in the most religiously diverse country and explore new ways to find peace through faith.

Sam Lehnecker, Campus Issues Reporter

This Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Case Western Reserve University will be a hosting the “Out of Many, One: Exploring Paths to Peace 2012” celebration. The event will take place on the Kelvin Smith Library Oval.

In keeping with CWRU’s participation in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, this event is sponsored by the Interreligious Peacemakers community group. The event will be open to the public at no cost.

Participants will explore pathways to peace through music, song, food, dance, and dialogue. The program includes a specially-taped message from the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and best-selling author, Eboo Patel.

The day’s events include gathering music, a call to celebration, public performance and communal song, a talk by Eboo Patel, guided small group conversations, and dances of universal peace. Two additional family activities will incorporate puppets and balloons for any children at the event.

Event organizers are expecting a wide range of speakers from many different backgrounds, including Rabbi Steven Weiss of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, the Reverend Leah Lewis of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Prof. David Odell-Scott of Kent State University, and Ani Palmo Rybicki, the director at Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center.

The purpose of this celebration is to connect people who live in one of the most religiously diverse countries and to explore new ways to find peace through faith.

Free parking will be allowed in the Ford Garage on the corner of Euclid and Ford Avenues, provided by the Church of the Covenant.