March 8, 15, 22, and 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Interfaith Conversations provide a safe space to listen to and learn from leaders and people of other spiritual/faith traditions. These evenings foster conversation, celebrate our differences, and develop tools to strengthen the whole. Four Wednesday evening Interfaith Conversations will take place in March. Each will begin with a simple soup supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by a structured conversation at 7 p.m.
Imam Jamal Rahman
Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with his Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is a former co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at retreats and workshops.
Faiza Sultan has worked as an Arabic and Kurdish interpreter, translator, teacher, and curriculum developer for more than sixteen years. She is serving as the president of NOTIS and is the founder and the president of Translation4all, Inc. She taught Arabic at the college level, and she has been developing online lessons for the GLOSS project. She is a writer, a poet, and a cultural adviser. She has been featured in many local newspapers and on TV and radio shows, such as NPR. She was also featured in a documentary about translators at war called “The Language of War.”
The Rev. Terry Kyllo
Terry Kyllo is a human, a husband, a father of two, the pastor developer of The Catacomb Churches and he does not live by bread alone. He has written two books: Being Human: The Image of the Serving God (2004) and Apprenticeship: Embracing Life and Practicing Humanity in the Way of Jesus (2011). Terry Kyllo attended seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, receiving his Masters of Divinity (a four-year degree required for Lutheran ordination) in 1991. Terry serves as a pastor of an ecumenical partnership of five churches in the Skagit Valley of Washington state.
Anne Holmes Redding is a former Episcopal priest, who was defrocked in April 2009 for having become a Muslim in March 2006. She grew up in Cheyney, PA. Her father was a noted civil rights lawyer in Delaware. Redding identifies with both faiths “100 percent,” explaining that this is possible in the same way that she can be both an African American and a woman. Her remarks have evoked excitement and controversy among both the Episcopal and Muslim communities. She continues to worship in the Episcopal Church, as well as with Al-Islam Center of Seattle. (more)