The theme of this third annual event, “Abrahamic Traditions: “Strengthening The Family Life Today, Resources and Wisdoms Within the Abrahamic Traditions.”
“Strengthening the Family Life Today: Resources and Wisdoms Within The Abrahamic Traditions” brought together leaders of various faith communities, and guests that included State Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-65) and Saint Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith. The Rev. Shane Isner of Plymouth Creek Christian Church offered the prayer.
Welcoming remarks were delivered by Dr. Sherif Soydan, President of Niagara Foundation.
Dr Soydan spoke about the unanticipated promise and potential of the Niagara foundation work, which started in 1997 as an informal activity of various Turkish American communities with the ideal of promoting peace in society. The organization now has 22 chapters in 9 states.
This eventually established the Niagara Foundation to continue expanding on the basic tenants of all faiths – love your neighbor as you would yourself – and with a charitable belief that whoever should sleep on a full stomach while their neighbor goes hungry is surely not one of us.
February 23, 2011
6:30 to 9:00 pm
North Star Ballroom
2017 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Dr. Sherif Soydan,
President of Niagara Foundation, IL
Holly Brod Farber
Director of the Speaker’s Bureau
Jewish Community Relations Council
Rev. Dr. Gilbert Friend-Jones
First Congregational Church, Crystal Lake, IL
Dr. Azam Nizamuddin, Esq.
Loyola University, IL
Director of Unity and Relationships
Minnesota Council of Churches