All programs are open to all leaders of faith communities.
Barbara Brown Taylor, best-selling author, preacher, teacher and Episcopal priest, will speak with us about teaching and learning about world religions at a rural Southern college and how it has deepened her faith, the focus of her fourteenth and latest book, Holy Envy (2019). Time magazine included Barbara on their 2014 list of the most influential people the year. Named Georgia’s Woman of the Year in 2015, she has served on the facul-ties of Columbia Theological Seminary, the Candler School of Re-ligion at Emory University, and Piedmont College, among others. She is a frequent preacher and lecturer at the Chautauqua Institu-tion.
The afternoon panel will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, co-chair of the Montgomery County’s Faith Community Working Group.
What is American identity? What is the place of Muslims and immigrants in the US? How can different races, religions, and cultures live together in America? How we can understand the vision of the Founding Fathers of the country? To seek the answers, professor and Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed and his team of young American researchers set out across the nation, visiting 75 cities and 100 mosques over one year.
The Interfaith Works Caring Breakfast attracts more than 400 leaders from the business, political, governmental and nonprofit communities, who gather to celebrate our partnerships that help uplift our neighbors in need. Interfaith Works serves over 17,000 people each year by empowering individuals and families with the tools and skills to lift themselves from poverty and homelessness.