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Friday, February 26, 2016

Religion and faith program rescheduled...“Our Faiths Interacting” moved to Wednesday, March 2

"Our Faiths Interacting," one of three programs in the Religion and Faith Series at the Dakota County Libraries, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley.
 
The program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, but was changed to Wednesday to avoid a conflict with the Minnesota State Caucuses. 
 
The third program in the series, "Our Faiths on the Issues," will remain on Thursday, March 10 from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville.
 
Our Faiths Interacting
Wednesday, March 2, 6:30–8 p.m.
Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley
 
Learn to sensitively interact with people of other faiths. Discover historical events that have shown religion to be divisive as well as times when faith has brought people of different religions together to work for common causes.
 
Panelists
Satya Balroop: A full-time volunteer at the MN Hindu Milan Mandir, which she co-founded with her husband, Bharratt, in 2001 and is now recognized as a branch of Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
 
Holly Brod Farber: A director at the Jewish Community Relations Council since September 2002 and member of the Beth Jacob Synagogue.
 
John W. Matthews: Senior pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley and an adjunct instructor of religion at Augsburg College.
 
Abdirashid M. Shire, Ph.D.:  A Somali-native American whose Muslim faith influences his busy life as an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  He has lived in several countries, including England, Saudi Arabia and Kenya.
 
Our Faiths on the Issues
Thursday, March 10, 6:30–8 p.m. 
Heritage Library
20085 Heritage Drive
Lakeville
 
Join our panelists for a discussion on how their religious beliefs influence their views on current issues such as immigration, climate change, the role of women and religious extremism.  
 
Panelists
Satya Balroop: A full-time volunteer at the MN Hindu Milan Mandir, which she co-founded with her husband, Bharratt, in 2001 and is now recognized as a branch of Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
 
Holly Brod Farber: A director at the Jewish Community Relations Council since September 2002 and member of the Beth Jacob Synagogue.
 
John W. Matthews: Senior pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley and an adjunct instructor of religion at Augsburg College.
 
Abdirashid M. Shire, Ph.D.:  A Somali-native American whose Muslim faith influences his busy life as an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  He has lived in several countries, including England, Saudi Arabia and Kenya.
 
These programs are free and open to the public.
 
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library and search religion.

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