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Skipping Stones September 11th
National Day of Interfaith, Intercultural and International Dialogue
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Statement from Skipping Stones
NAME Adopts Resolution
Dialogue Guidelines Drawn From Religions of the World
Statement of the Islamic Cultural Center
Irwin Noparstak: Jewish Statement
Child's Poem: War
The May 11, 2003 Interfaith Service program (retrospective).

Statement from Skipping Stones

We invite each and everyone in the world to become active peacemakers by initiating dialog with our friends, acquaintances and strangers. When we listen to others, when we know their stories, they longer remain strangers to us.

Come, let us begin a dialog to overcome
  • Prejudice with Understanding
  • Hatred with Love
  • Injury with Forgiveness
  • Suffering with Compassion, and
  • Terror with Fearlessness.

"As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others."
-- President Nelson Mandela of South Africa in his 1994 inaugural address

Skipping Stones, Inc. and its board of directors have taken a proactive, leadership role by adopting a resolution that calls for September 11th to be observed as a National Day of Interfaith, Intercultural and International Dialogue.

As we wish to put wings to nonviolence, understanding and cooperation between various segments of the human society, and to let it fly all over the world. We invite all civic, social and educational organizations to recognize the importance of September 11, 2001, in building a world that is multicultural and sustainable. We have successfully presented a resolution similar to the one below for adoption at the January 2003 board meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in Seattle, Washington. We welcome your school, organization or youth group to adopt a similar resolution and thus help shape the global future.

We believe that like the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this world-wise way of remembering Septemeber 11 will undoubtedly prove to be an essential and positive step toward a just and peaceful society. There are numerous ways to initiate and continue a constructive dialogue across the whole spectrum of human society.

Time is ripe for observing an Annual National (and even, International -- sponsored by the United Nations, World Parliament of Religions, etc.) Day of Interfaith Dialogue and what would be a better day than Sept 11th? Out of the tragedy rises opportunities for multicultural, interfaith, and global understanding of the many levels of diversity that beautifies our world. Diversity of faiths and traditions, cultures and customs, tongues and thoughts, expressions and experiences, ecology and nature make us all so unique. In our geographical area of Lane County, Oregon, interfaith dialogue has taken a strong hold. There are monthly interfaith services on the 11th of each month, as well as an Interfaith Tried and True Dialogue Group and a Lane Institute for Interfaith Education, LIFE, that offers evening workshops and classes regularly throughout the year.

NAME Adopts Resolution

We are pleased to report that the National Association for Multicultural Education, NAME, became the first national organization to adopt a resolution calling for September 11th to be declared a National Day of Interfaith, Intercultural and International Dialogue. We presented the resolution for consideration at the 2002 National Conference of NAME in Washington, D.C., and then for adoption at their January 2003 board meeting which was held in Seattle, Washington.

September 11th:
A National Day of Interfaith, Intercultural and International Dialogue

WHEREAS the unfortunate and tragic events of unparalleled proportions that shook the whole nation on September 11, 2001, caused the loss of 3,000 lives, September 11 will be long remembered in the United States of America as the day that changed the world forever.

WHEREAS out of this tragedy rise multitudes of opportunities for understanding the many levels of diversity that beautify our world.

WHEREAS the United States of America, like many other countries, has people of many faiths and traditions, cultures and customs, tongues and thoughts, that make them unique.

WHEREAS a better understanding of each other at deeper levels will help us avoid violent encounters of similar proportions.

WHEREAS our powerful technological systems would then not be used for destructive purposes, rather they would remain as tools that bring about human comfort and prosperity.

WHEREAS in many cities and regions around the country, interfaith dialogue has taken a stronghold, especially since the events of September 11th, 2001.

WHEREAS the time is ripe for observing an annual national and, perhaps, international day of interfaith, intercultural and international dialogue.

WHEREAS the National Association for Multicultural Education represents and promotes the diversity that exists in the nation and the world.

WHEREAS NAME encourages all levels of interfaith, intercultural, and international dialogue and promotes various means of multicultural awareness.

WHEREAS NAME encourages parents, educators and all citizens to use many channels of communications at personal, state, national and international levels to promote understanding.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that September 11th be observed as an annual national day of intercultural, interfaith and international dialogue and reflection.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NAME encourages its members and civic organizations and educational institutions to organize events around September 11th for healing, communication and self-empowerment for positive change.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this annual day of dialogue will also be a time for remembrance of our spiritual roots, community service and appreciation of the gifts of diversity.

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Baby Boomers: What Now?

Dialogue Guidelines Drawn From Religions of the World
Compiled by Barry Nobel


  1. At the beginning and conclusion of the dialogue (for 2 minutes), and between each speaker (for 2 slow breaths), maintain silence to focus intention and deepen understanding
  2. Listen deeply for new ideas and connections; speak truthfully and respectfully
  3. Take turns: do not interrupt another speaker; address the whole group; do not speak again until everyone else has spoken or the facilitator indicates otherwise; limit your contribution to the amount of time allocated by the facilitator
  4. Before speaking, take time to calm any anger, frustration, or upset, and to let go of the desire to convince others of your views
  5. Reach decisions by majority vote, but only after making great effort to create consensus
  6. After the dialogue guidelines have been adopted by the group, take responsibility for following, and helping others to follow, the guidelines


  1. At the beginning and conclusion of the dialogue (for 2 minutes), and between each speaker (for 2 slow breaths), maintain silence to focus intention and deepen understanding

    We generally take some time in silence first, to allow the busyness of our minds to subside, to center in the Spirit and to focus on what we are being moved to say in the particular context. Quaker: Patricia Loring, Listening Spirituality 169

    In order to make room to take in what each person has said, we leave a period of silence between speakers....We may need to explore our resonances with the resistances to one utterance, before we are ready to open to the speaking of yet another person. How much time there is to do this is a function both of how many people are present and of how much time has been allotted for the exercise. Quaker: Listening 169

    The prime requisites for them that take counsel together are purity of motive, radiance of spirit, detachment from all else save God, attraction to His Divine Fragrances, humility and lowliness amongst His loved ones, patience and long-suffering in difficulties and servitude to His exalted Threshold. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in John E. Kolstoe, Consultation 15

    First and foremost among these favors, which the Almighty hath conferred upon man, is the gift of understanding. Baha'i: Baha'u'llah in Consultation 112

    The Master said, Hear much, but maintain silence as regards doubtful points and be cautious in speaking of the rest; then you will seldom get into trouble. Confucianism: The Analects

  2. Listen deeply for new ideas and connections; speak truthfully and respectfully

    We can listen at the most profound level for what is being expressed, seeking points of unity rather than difference, sinking past irritability and defensiveness to a place of gentleness and tenderness for one another. Quaker: Listening 169

    They must proceed with the utmost devotion, courtesy, dignity, care and moderation to express their views. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 22

    If ye be aware of a certain truth, if ye possess a jewel, of which others are deprived, share it with them in a language of utmost kindliness and good will. Baha'i: Bah'u'llah in Consultation 24

    Truthfulness is the foundation of all the virtues of mankind. Without truthfulness, progress and success in all of the worlds are impossible for a soul. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 164

    And say we believe in what has been sent down to us and what has been sent down to you and our god and your god is one." Islam: Quran 29:46

    Aware that words can create suffering or happiness, we are committed to learning to speak truthfully and constructively, using only words that inspire hope and confidence. We are determined not to say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people, not to utter words that might cause division or hatred. We will not spread news that we do not know to be certain nor criticize or condemn things of which we are not sure. We will do our best to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten our safety. Buddhism: Thich Nhat Hanh, Interbeing

    Silence, it is said, is better than speech. If speak you must, then it is better to say the truth. If truth is to be said, it is better to say what is agreeable; and if what is agreeable is to be said, then it is better to say what is consistent with morality. Hinduism: Vidura in Mahabharata

    Learning makes one humble. Making genuine inquiries is considered to be a great virtue. Hinduism: Mahabharata

    The Master said, Clever talk can confound the workings of moral force, just as small impatiences can confound great projects. Confucianism: The Analects

  3. Take turns: do not interrupt another speaker; address the whole group; do not speak again until everyone else has spoken or the facilitator indicates otherwise; limit your contribution to the amount of time allocated by the facilitator

    A wise man...does not interrupt the words of his associate, and does not hasten to reply. Judaism: Babylonian Talmud (BT), Sayings of the Fathers V:10

    In Worship Sharing [Quaker Dialogue], we speak: only once before all have spoken; to the group, rather than to a particular individual; only if we are so moved (no one is required to speak); briefly, mindful that there are others who wish to share. Quaker practices

    Out of silence, we respond to the query which the facilitator presents. The facilitator informs the group if members are to speak in a certain order or "as the Spirit moves." Quaker practices

    [In a large group,] it's usually necessary to proceed around the circle in order to have enough time for each person to speak. A circle ensures that no one takes a back seat, feeling either left out or without responsibility for his part in what is coming forth. In a smaller, more intimate group, it is possible to wait on each person to speak as moved without being concerned about running over the allotted time or stopping before everyone has had time to speak. Quaker: Listening 170

    One should not take what belongs to others (even time). That is an eternal obligation. Hinduism: Mahabharata

    One that is possessed of a sound heart should utter words that are not fraught with dishonesty, that are not harsh, that are not cruel, that are not evil, and that are not characterized by garrulity. The universe is bound in speech. If disposed to renunciation (of all worldly objects) then should one proclaim, with a mind fraught with humility and cleansed understanding, one's own evil acts. Hinduism: Mahabharata

  4. Before speaking, take time to calm any anger, frustration, or upset, and to let go of the desire to convince others of your views

    The openness and restraint of the listening make it extremely helpful in situations requiring conflict resolution. Quaker: Listening 171

    Say: all things are of God. This exalted utterance is like unto water for quenching the fire of hate and enmity which smoldereth within the hearts and breasts of men. By this single utterance contending peoples and kindreds will attain the light of true unity. Baha'i: Baha'ullah in Consultation 177

    How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself with the faults of others? Who so doeth this is accursed of Me. Baha'i: Bah'u'llah in Consultation 178

    Let not your heart be offended with any one.... Beware! Beware! Lest ye offend any heart. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 179

    They must in every matter search out the truth and not insist upon their own opinion, for stubbornness and persistence in one's views leads ultimately to discord and wrangling and the truth will remain hidden. The honored members must with all freedom express their own thoughts, and it is in no wise permissible for one to belittle the thought of another, nay, he must with moderation set forth the truth. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 25-26

    Argue with them in the nicest way. Islam: Quran 16:125

    When two quarrel, he who keeps silence first is more praiseworthy. Judaism: BT Kiddushin 71b

    Aware that anger blocks communication and creates suffering, we are determined to take care of the energy of anger when it arises and to recognize and transform the seeds of anger that lie deep in our consciousness. When anger comes up, we are determined not to do or say anything, but to practice mindful breathing or mindful walking and acknowledge, embrace, and look deeply into our anger. We will learn to look with the eyes of compassion at ourselves and at those we think are the cause of our anger. Buddhism: Hanh, Interbeing

    To control speech, O king, is said to be most difficult. It is not easy to hold a long conversation uttering words full of meaning and delightful to the hearers. Well-spoken speech is productive of many beneficial results; and ill-spoken speech is the cause of evil. A forest pierced by arrows, or cut down by hatchets may again grow, but one's heart wounded and censured by ill-spoken words never recovers. Weapons such as arrows, bullets and bearded darts, can be easily extracted from the body, but a wordy dagger plunged deep into the heart is incapable of being taken out. Wordy arrows are shot from the mouth. Smitten by them one grieves day and night. A learned man should not discharge such arrows, for do they not touch the very vitals of others? Hinduism: Vidura in Mahabharata

  5. Reach decisions by majority vote, but only after making great effort to create consensus

    Aware of the suffering created by attachment to views and wrong perceptions, we are determined to avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. We shall learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to others' insights and experiences. We are aware that the knowledge we presently possess is not changeless, absolute truth. Truth is found in life, and we will observe life within and around us in every moment, ready to learn throughout our lives. Buddhism: Hanh, Interbeing

    Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech. We will learn to listen deeply without judging or reacting and refrain from uttering words that can create discord or cause the community to break. We will make every effort to keep communications open and to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small. Buddhism: Hanh. Interbeing

    The honored members of the Spiritual Assembly should exert their efforts so that no differences may occur, and if such differences do occur, they should not reach the point of causing conflict, hatred and antagonism, which lead to threats. When you notice that a stage has been reached when enmity and threats are about to occur, you should immediately postpone discussion of the subject, until wranglings, disputations, and loud talk vanish, and a propitious time is at hand. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 180-81

    Should differences of opinion arise a majority of voices must prevail, and all must obey and submit to the majority. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 26


    On that day, Rabbi Eliezer put forward all the arguments in the world, but the Sages did not accept them. Finally, he said to them, "If the law is according to me, let that carob tree prove it." He pointed to a nearby carob tree, which then moved from its place a hundred cubits, and some say, four hundred cubits. They said to him, "One cannot bring a proof from the moving of a carob tree."

    Said Rabbi Eliezer, "If the law is according to me, may that stream of water prove it." The stream of water then turned and flowed in the opposite direction. They said to him, "One cannot bring a proof from the behavior of a stream of water."

    Said Rabbi Eliezer, "If the law is according to me, may the walls of the House of Study prove it." The walls of the House of Study began to bend inward. Rabbi Joshua then rose up and rebuked the walls of the House of Study. "If the students of the wise argue with one another in matters of Jewish law," he said, "what right have you to interfere?" In honor of Rabbi Joshua, the walls ceased to bend inward; but in honor of Rabbi Eliezer, they did not straighten up, and they remain bent to this day.

    Then said Rabbi Eliezer to the Sages, "If the law is according to me, may a proof come from Heaven." Then a heavenly voice went forth and said, "What have you to do with Rabbi Eliezer? The law is according to him in every place." Then Rabbi Joshua rose up on his feet, and said: "It is not in the heavens" [a quote from Deuteronomy 30:12].

    What did he mean by quoting this? Said Rabbi Jeremiah, "He meant that since the Torah has already been given on Mount Sinai, we do not pay attention to a heavenly voice; for God Himself has written in the Torah, 'Decide according to the majority,'" [Exodus 23:2].

    Rabbi Nathan met the prophet Elijah. He asked him, "What was the Holy One, blessed be He, doing in that hour?" Said Elijah, "He was laughing and saying, 'My children have defeated me, my children have defeated me.'" Judaism: BT Bava Mezia 59b

  6. After the dialogue guidelines have been adopted by the group, take responsibility for following, and helping others to follow, the guidelines

    It is again not permitted that any of the honored members object to or censure, whether in or out of the meeting, any decision arrived at previously, though that decision be not right, for such criticism would prevent any decision from being enforced. Baha'i: 'Abdu'l-Baha in Consultation 26


Faith In Action
Statement Released on April 30, 2003 at an
held at the United Methodist Curch
in Eugene, Oregon

Since the trauma of September 11, 2001 the local interfaith community has reached out to embrace all and to build a sense of pluralism in which we celebrate one another's faith. We are learning from one another and sharing in the spirit of uplifting, nurturing, and expanding love, peace, community, and caring relationships. We continue to support vulnerable and religious minority communities and to speak against intolerance. Our interfaith services at 7 PM on the 11th of each month are held at First Christian Church. We welcome all to join us in the times ahead.

In that spirit, we have come together to reflect on our current crises: the war against Iraq, the potential for continuing pre-emptive military actions by the United States, and at home the tragedies unfolding as the human and social services for the most vulnerable in our community are eroding for lack of resources.

The prophetic and compassionate voice in all of our faith traditions compels us to speak to these issues. We do not pretend that there is unity amongst us and the communities we represent on the current U.S. war on Iraq, or on how to express support for American military personnel. Yet we must speak as we mourn the casualties, civilian and military, of any nationality, in the war in Iraq. Our nation is divided and most of the world opposes what the U.S. is doing.

We are concerned that the U.S. has gone to war without the requisite Constitutionally mandated Congressional Declaration of War. We are concerned about the abandonment of historical U.S. policy against pre-emptive war and the disavowal of a nuclear weapon first strike. We are concerned about U.S. action that undercuts the United Nations and international law. We are concerned with how most of the international community has judged the unilateral actions taken by this country. We are concerned by the calls from within the Administration for extending military action against other sovereign nations such as Syria and Iran.

The costs are not just international, but can be seen locally. In our community we have witnessed the loss of funds for a wide range of human and social/medical services to those least able to take care of themselves. Is it not the message in all faith traditions that we are responsible for "the other" and that we are called on as religious people to serve and help those amongst us in need?

We join the voices of many national organizations, including the National Council of Churches, the Catholic Council of Bishops, and many denominational bodies.

As people of faith we seek a world that is healing, wherein we reach out and mediate conflict and build international solutions for international problems. We decry the loss of life and agree with powerful voices which have said that war is the admission of failure. We need to work ceaselessly to avoid war, to nurture diplomacy, to support international non-military policies and to improve the lives of all on this planet.

Over the centuries there have been many challenges for religious people. Now is no different, but it is our time for meeting the callings of our faith, listening to the voice of God which rests in all persons and can be heard if we will but listen. We issue this statement because we are challenged to witness our faith and we need to express our concerns over religious intolerance, the use of unilateral and preemptive military action, endless war, misallocation of monies, and the serious need to see that local social services are kept functioning.

Statement of the Islamic Cultural Center
By Tammam Adi

When 9/11 struck, Muslims were asked to condemn Alqaeda for its attacks on American civilians. We overcame denial, hesitation and fear of reprisals, and we condemned them. We also questioned and confronted Muslim fundamentalists and found out that they, too, condemned Osama Bin Laden. All over the world, we Muslims ostracized those few who embraced a truly evil ideology and exposed them to law enforcement.

When 9/11 caused a backlash against us, you brothers and sisters of faith stood by us, and we will never forget it.

But now, we are the ones under attack. Under the cover of an endless "war on terror" and so-called "wars of liberation," powerless Muslim communities here and overseas are being smeared, then persecuted, and finally assaulted and subjugated, and we ask you to help save them from further harm.

Right in front of our eyes, we are seeing the extermination of Islamic culture-our antiquities, villages, orchards and homes-in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. We are seeing the radioactive pollution of Muslim soil and water with non-Muslim weapons of mass destruction.

We see our president surrounded by advisors and allies who have a passion for grabbing Arab lands and wiping out any trace of Muslim presence.

We hear everywhere, even in Eugene, that some religious groups are teaching that Islam is evil and needs to be eradicated.

We Muslims are still doing our part in confronting those few of us who hate others and call for violence. We continue to struggle against denial, hesitation and fear.

We ask you to openly confront, expose and condemn those associated with your communities who are so viciously attacking Islamic culture and calling for violence against us. We know we are asking for a lot, but without your courageous struggle against denial, hesitation and fear, we will continue to be persecuted and killed.

I pray in the name of God who sent a messenger of love and peace to every nation, including Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad. I pray for the day when sisters and brothers of all faiths can live together in peace, celebrating the universal values that we all share, respecting our differences, and learning from them.

-- Tammam Adi, Director
Islamic Cultural Center of Eugene
P.O. Box 51147
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Irwin Noparstak: Jewish Statement at
Interfaith Press Conference on April 30, 2003,

"As so many of you know, Jewish opinions vary widely on anything and everything. I do not come here representing the Jewish community as a whole.

"But I do represent myself, a person steeped in Jewish concepts of taking care of the widow and orphan, ethics and justice, and repairing the world. My Jewishness makes me speak out against the current activities of our president, his advisors, congress, and the US military.

"It is not ethical to deceive the populace about weapons of mass destruction, about an Iraqi connection with Bin Laden and terrorists, about bringing a military incursion to create democracy to a country neither asking for democracy nor ready for democracy.

"Since 9/11, our president, with the collusion of congress, has eroded our civil liberties in ways that move us towards a fascistic state ... like the one that murdered my relatives in eastern Europe 60 years ago. The Jewish part of me cries out in fear and rage about these changes in our society; I fear what fascism can do to people in general and to Jews in particlar. Regarding the Holocaust, we say : Never Again.

"Also, as with 9/ll the advent of this war has led the president and congress to slash, slash, slash funds for the poor, for children, for women, and even for veterans. 'Leave no child behind' means leave no child with health, food, education. Respect and honor our military means diminish benefits and health care to veterans. This Jew preoccupied with taking care of the widow and orphan is repulsed, disgusted, and enraged by these budgetary slashes, the mentality behind them, and the future they may lead us to.

"Building up our military, then actually invading another country that had not invaded us, and then alienating most of the world in the process is not repair of the world. The Hebrew is tikkun olam ... tikkun olam, healing the world, repairing the world. As a Jew this motivates me every day. And our government and military are doing just the opposite. Their actions are no way to repair the world. It is only the way to create divisiveness, hatred, fear and rage in others, and the buildup of a them-against-us political and military mentality which can lead to World War III.

"As a citizen and as a Jew I love America, I feel very loyal to America, and I see myself as a very good citizen. As a man of peace, wanting to better people's lives, and wanting to heal and repair the world, I must speak out against the destructiveness that this war is creating."


The May 11, 2003 Interfaith Service program.

We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend our Interfaith Service of Prayer and Reflection, to be held 7 PM on the 11th of each month, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street in Eugene. Come early as we start promptly at 7 pm (with tea and fellowship following the service).

May 11th falls on Mother's Day this year. As a tribute to all mothers, grandmothers and the nurturing Principle of the Divine, we will have an uplifting program entirely with children and youth representing the various faith traditions. Our young people are the guardians of our future and they're coming together that night to help make a difference in our world and to honor mothers everywhere. Our children will lead us, so come and support them May 11th.

The purpose of our interfaith service is to provide a special occasion to pray for peace, remember our loved ones, reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings, and to uplift our hearts and minds. It also brings together people from different faith communities in the spirit of harmony, peace, growing appreciation, and to nurture confidence in the universal power of love and unity that transcends all earthly limitations. The interfaith services are sponsored by T.R.I.M. (Two Rivers Interfaith Ministries) & strive to bring together, in a respectful manner, all the world's great sacred traditions in one service.

Members of the Interfaith Service Organizing Committee take turns planning the monthly services. Each service has a different theme. During the service, representatives from the different faith communities give a brief presentation around that theme as it reflects to their particular spiritual writings and/or traditions.

The interfaith services are a love offering to you, the wonderful community we live in, and we are confident that each time you come you will be part of a truly unique, inspiring and uplifting experience. Everyone is welcome and respected.

Siri Kaur

Interfaith Service Organizing Committee
c/o Siri Kaur Khalsa-Harris

Theme: Nurturing of the Sacred
May 11, 2003

As the guardians and leaders of our future, the youth of the various faith traditions will present tonight's program in tribute to all mothers, grandmothers, Mother Earth, and the Nurturing Principle of the Divine.

Our Purpose: Interfaith Prayer, Remembrance and Reflection provides a special occasion to pray for peace, remember our loved ones, reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings, and to uplift our hearts and minds. Its purpose is to bring together people from different faith communities in the spirit of harmony and growing appreciation, and to nurture confidence on the universal power of love and unity for all.

Prelude Music
Shira Ginsberg, 17, Piano
Ariana Carter, 7, Violin

Opening Remarks
Ben Hunter
Wesley Methodist

Willamette Christian School
Ashley Apelzin, 12
Candle Lighting
Lacy & Ben Hunter

Bahaii Faith
The Pleai Dance for Mankind
Soha Badiei

Treat Your Mother in the Nicest Way
from the Quran & Prophet Mohammed

Sabine Rahim, 8
Dahlia Bazzaz, 8

Sikh Dharma
Noble is a Woman
Ek Ongkar Kaur, 10
Kartar Kaur, 11
Gurunam Kaur 13
Amrit Kaur, 13
Simrit Kaur, 13

Litany of Great Compassion
Christopher Withrow, 15

Soto Zen
Eugene Buddhist Priory

Powerhouse Ministries
Three Little Birds
Christina Stubbs, 11

Hindu Mother: The Divine Energy"
Adiya, Mira, Gita, Shyam & Vidut on tabla
Amma Satsang

Sacred Reading
Beryl-Elia Bessemer, 13

Hebrew Chant
Maya Seidel

Native American Sacred Song
Jaeci Hall, 19
Tutudineh Tribe
Nalen Hall, Drum

Closing Remarks
Anyway, Adapted by Mother Teresa
Terra Goschie, 16

Closing Music
Day Of Freedom
Ashley Apelzin
Willamette Christian
Kelsey Blancher, 10, Brooke Larson, 10
School Ensemble
Kaylee Luna, 10
Jeff Hill, Director
Dancers: Nicole Bass 14, Alycia Hodge, 14

Note: We ask the audience to please withhold their applause until the end of the service when we will show our appreciation to all the presenters.



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