Holy Envy: An Interfaith Exploration
Saturday, March 07, 2020, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Barbara Brown Taylor, best-selling author, preacher, teacher and Episcopal priest, tells us how teaching and learning about world religions has deepened her faith. That's the focus of her fourteenth and latest book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. Taylor, who describes herself as a "spiritual contrarian" has served on the faculties of Columbia Theological Seminary and the Candler School of Religion, among others. She is a frequent preacher and lecturer at the Chautauqua Institution.
The program includes a lecture plus Q and A, a vegetarian lunch, and an interfaith panel discussion. The event is free but we ask that you register so we will have enough food for everyone.
The afternoon panel will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, co-chair of the Montgomery County’s Faith Community Working Group. Panelists will include:
- Dr. Richa Agarwala- Hindu, researcher at NIH; member of Chinmaya Mission in Silver Spring.
- Melinda Baird- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Director of Piano Programs, Levine School of Music
- Simeon M. Kriesberg- Jewish, retired lawyer, past officer of many Jewish communal organizations, including Washington Hebrew Congregation, the Jewish Community Relations Council.
- Hema Sidhu PhD- Sikh, neuroscience researcher, member of the Guru Nanak Foundation of America, Silver Spring.
- Ananda Vrindavan- Hare Krishna; Community President of ISKCON of DC, a community dedicated to supporting each individual on their spiritual journey.