2019 DINNER DIALOGUES
It is once again time for GFIA annual Dinner Dialogues to be held on February 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in private houses and public venues Co-Hosted by The City of Wichita & Beyond Tolerance Wichita.
If you have ever attended a dinner dialogue in the past then you probably left with a better understanding of a different religion, culture or background than yours. You may of even found out some interesting facts about yourself. The purpose of a dinner dialogue is to get to know people you would not normally associate with on a daily basis. These are planned out events that happen in safe environments, host open their homes to entertain 8-10 people by serving a vegetarian dinner & allowing a moderator to facilitate the event.
If you want to take part and making a difference in the community you live in register today. This year we will also have public venues throughout the Wichita area for those who would rather meet in a public atmosphere. All locations are safe and will not be disclosed to the public. When you sign up we will inform you of your dinner location a few days before the event to ensure the safety and privacy of the host and those attending each dinner.
If you are interested in being a host or a moderator contact Maria at 316.269.0635 or leave a comment when you register. If you prefer a public venue or home, comment public or home when you register and we will try to ensure you get placed in the location of your choosing. For all questions call Maria at 316.269.0635.
We are partnering with the City of Wichita in the National Day of Racial Healing on January 22, 2019. This is the 1st of 2 events in which Global Faith in Action, Beyond Tolerance & the City of Wichita will be hosting together. The 2nd is our Dinner Dialogues on Feb 21, 2019. Come to both and help heal the racial divide in your community.
Global Faith in Action (GFIA) is a Dialogue in Action organization. We contend that a healthy dialogue is a bridge to the transformation of families, communities and our world. Why? Because dialogue is not a debate! In a debate there is a winner and a loser. A good dialogue builds relationships with an open conversation that brings us together. When we can come together we are all winners. Today we live in a global village, Wichita, Kansas is one of the most diverse communities in the Midwest. People from all over the globe bring cross-cultural and religious practices to Wichita. Temples, mosques, synagogues, and churches dot our landscape. It is GFIA’s mission to assist families, congregations, and communities as they come together and focus on commonly held beliefs that are trans-formative and life changing. The golden rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is one of these examples. We are thankful to live in a town where the religious, governmental, educational, and business leaders are proud of the diverse community we live in. May we all work together!
Global Faith in Action November 2018 Haiti Trip
The people of Haiti and their vision for 2019! The Lambert Community has changed from “how do we make it another day” to “we have a vision”! This could not be happening without your help! Haiti is in need of help! As we share the Lambert Community Center vision, Haiti roads are barricaded, schools are closed, and all across the country there is political unrest. But nothing has stopped the Lambert Community Center from getting the job done. Approximately 90-100 unemployed well educated young adults live in the Lambert Community. They volunteer their time planting gardens, singing in choirs, and assisting in community research. Still others are either teaching in surrounding schools, staffing our medical clinic, or are construction volunteers. The Lambert Community has the possibility of becoming a sustainable beacon of success for Haiti. In 2019 community education will be the focus. The Secondary School building will host a new Vocational School. It will start with teaching farmers agriculture techniques and community preventative medicine. Adults of all ages will be taught how to become “Community Health Agents”. They will climb the mountains and reach out to families that doctors and nurses seldom see.
One on One with Victor Hogstrom: Sam Muyskens
Global Faith in Action founder Sam Muyskens discusses growing up in a musical family that performed across the country. He also explains the importance of religious understanding and helping the less fortunate.
The members of the California Interfaith Association include interfaith groups and diverse faith traditions within California. We are committed to our Mission Statement and continue to seek new and unique ways to educate and serve our communities and state. We believe diverse faith traditions in our communities and state add to the richness of life. When we meet and learn more about those who have faith traditions other than our own, we find many more similarities than differences.
For example, every faith tradition’s holy books teach something similar to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We support a culture of Interfaith dialogue and inter-Religious cooperation as a way of life in all communities throughout California and beyond. Click here to visit California Interfaith Association!
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How to Change Lives in Haiti
By donating $20, you can change the life of a Haitian child born into one of the poorest households in the Western Hemisphere. Over 60% of the children in Haiti do not go to school.
We have been helping Haitian children go to school for 22 years. We can show you example after example how $20 a month has enabled children to become doctors, nurses, school teachers, and business people in Haiti.
Yes, 98% of the children we help remain in Haiti, and help their country grow and expand their educational system. Your $20 a month will pay for the child’s uniform, one meal, and a valued education. We are proud of the education the students receive. Students from our school rank with the highest in the nation of Haiti.
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