The first annual Interfaith Week was a success.
Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in our panel discussions and opened their campuses and communities up to those seeking to learn more about other faiths and forms of worship.
There were some great conversations, and many new friendships were started, but this is only the beginning.
Hopefully these new relationships and ongoing conversations can create a lasting effect in the greater community, whereby individuals and groups begin to see their own faiths, communities and cultures as part of a pluralistic whole. Something that exists in relationship to others, and depends on those others to give (and reinforce) meaning to their own beliefs.
Below are videos of the mayoral proclamation, the Interfaith Service at Crisp Park and a slideshow of images from the entire week.
Please keep checking back for more interfaith events.
Mayoral proclamation of “Interfaith Week” before St. Petersburg City Council on 7/17/14.
“Faith, Hope, Love” by Ed Woltil
Ed Woltil and Swami Jinendra Kothari were special guests at the Third Sunday Interfaith Service at Crisp Park.