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Spring Colloquium a Big Success!

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The New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue’s 2017 Colloquium — Prophets and Mystics: Ancient Light for Today’s World — was a resounding success. The event sold out, and about 200 people attended.

Our three knowledgeable speakers provided though-provoking presentations and participated in a panel discussion fielding audience questions. The speakers were Rabbi Paul Citrin, one of the co-founders of the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue, Imam Taha Hassane from the San Diego Islamic Center, and Father Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. The moderator was Swami Omkara, director of Trinity House, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality for the homeless in South Valley.

Read the bios of each speaker at the Spring Colloquium web page. Books that each speaker recommended for further reading:

Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions, edited by Rabbi Paul Citrin.

Father Richard Rohr recommended any books by Karen Armstrong, a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion.

Imam Taha Hassane recommended Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed.

Citrin Hassane Omkara Rohr

L to R: Rabbi Paul Citrin, Imam Taha Hassane, Swami Omkara (moderator), Father Richard Rohr

During lunch, Jennifer Wilson with the Baha’i Faith Community offered some insights about contributions by their prophets that originated in the 1800s.

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Thanks to Gourmet to Go for the wonderful breakfast and lunch buffets! The food was delicious, the hamentashen a hit, and every dietary concern was addressed.

Breakfast and Lunch

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