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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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March 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Hindu Holi

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, 33916 155th Lane
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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Join the Comparison Project at their next Meet My Religious Neighbor event visiting the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa for a Holi celebration! There will be holi homa (fire), color-throwing, and a meal served.

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July 2019

Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp Film Screening and Reception

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meredith Hall 101, Drake University, 2805 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Come view digital stories created by participants of the Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp 2019! Over two dozen high school students and recent graduates will present personally meaningful faith experiences with spoken word and images. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Download a PDF Learn more about how you can support the Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp with a monetary donation!

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September 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Muslim Community Organization

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Muslim Community Organization, 1117 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Enjoy multi-cultural snacks, take a tour of the mosque, lean about Islam, and meet the diverse community that worships here! Modest dress recommended.

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October 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Bahá’í Festival of Unity

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School Street
Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States
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The “Meet My Religious Neighbor” open-house series continues with a celebration of the bicentennial of the Birth of The Báb, the Forerunner of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh. The open-house will be held on Monday, October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa. (Take 69th Street south off of University Avenue to the Center. ) Download a Flyer This “Bahá’í Festival of Unity” will feature the screening…

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November 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: SAI Global Akhand Bhajan

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SAI Home, 504 66th Court
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Once in a year, SAI devotees all over the world come together to sing the Lord's name for the welfare of the humanity. The orientation at 5:00pm will cover SAI philosophy, SAI center activities and what to expect during the participation. Devotional singing starts at 6:00pm. You may participate in the singing program as much time as you would like to. Different faith groups will participate in singing in different time slots allocated to them. Modest dress recommended. Please leave…

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