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March 2018

Fear, Loathing, and Miracles among the Cowherders: Krishna’s Childhood Prodigies

March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center, Drake University, 2875 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Richard H. Davis Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Bard College In several classical Sanskrit works, the god Krishna is presented as a human incarnation of the Supreme Being, Vishnu. Yet he grows up in humble circumstances within a community of nomadic cowherders. They are not appraised of the divinity living among them, and only gradually come to recognize his more-than-human capacities. The narratives of his early life play with the ironic distance between the knowing reader and the unknowing…

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April 2018

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Temple B’nai Jeshurun

April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple B’nai Jeshurun, 5101 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Join us for a Friday evening Shabbat service beginning at 5:30pm. Wine, cheese, and other snacks served beforehand at 5:00pm.

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May 2018

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Pure Land of Iowa

May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pure Land of Iowa, 8364 Hickman Road
Clive, IA 50325 United States
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Join us for an open house.

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June 2018

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center

June 2, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center, 3805 Lower Beaver Road
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Join us for the breaking-of-the-fast at sunset; come prepared to eat!

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