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Lenten University

Lenten University

Every Wednesday, from 03/04/2020 to 04/01/2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us on Wednesdays in Lent as we welcome a guest speaker from another faith tradition each week. Each speaker will answer the same four questions. You'll be surprised how much we have in common! Lenten University Wednesday begins with a shared meal hosted by a St. Bart's ministry group. If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas, .

This year Lenten University will include a special program for children age 4 through 5th grade. Registration for Children's Lenten University begins February 16 at the Children’s Ministry table after the 10:15 am service or contact Maureen and Karen, with questions.

Youth CREW for grades 6-12 meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. During Lent Youth CREW will join everyone for a shared meal then continue to their group for the remainder of the evening.

Register online or contact Beth Dean.


Lenten University Speaker Schedule:

March 4 - Yusef Miller, board member of his mosque, active in Interfaith Community Services, and Community Outreach Coordinator for CAIR-SD, founder of Clergy for the Coastline, and the Racial Justice Coalition, among many other things.

March 11 - Professor Rico Monge, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at USD and an Eastern Orthodox deacon.

March 18 - Professor Karma Lekshe Tsomo, a Buddhist nun, and professor at USD teaching Buddhism and World Religions

March 25 - Rabbi David Castiglione, Senior rabbi at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway. Recognized by the Mayors of Poway and San Diego, President of Union of Reform Judaism, for his years of service to Temple Adat Shalom and the larger community. He currently serves on the board of Interfaith Community Services.

April 1 – The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas, Associate Pastor and the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, Rector at St. Bartholomew’s will conclude this Lenten University series recapping all we have in common with other faith communities.

All speakers are given the following questions:

  1. What is your faith tradition’s basic beliefs and practices? How are they lived out?
  2. How does your faith tradition view the beliefs and practices of other traditions? What kinds of ecumenical and interfaith activities and services does your faith tradition engage in?
  3. How principles of your faith tradition help contribute to broader peacemaking? Examples?
  4. How does your faith tradition embrace contemporary concerns and insights, and contribute to the betterment of humankind?