World affairs council at the Bettendorf Public Library


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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Public Library

World affairs council at the Bettendorf Public Library: Religion and Compassion

Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bettendorf Room at the Bettendorf Public Library, a panel of area religious leaders will discuss the concept of compassion and how it is viewed and acted upon in their particular faith traditions. Panelists will be Steve Spring whose Buddhist practice focuses on using breath as the anchor of mindfulness; Ronald Quay, the Executive Director of Churches United of the Quad City Area and an ordained American Baptist clergyman; Surendra Gupta, a Hindu who is a Professor Emeritus of History at Pittsburg State University in Kansas; Tamar Grimm, the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tr- city Jewish Center in Rock Island; and Talia Alvi, who has studied Islam for the past 30 years focusing on women's issues and human rights.

The Bettendorf Public Library and World Community Institute/World Affairs Council are partnering on this program which is part of "Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility, and Compassion" made possible by a grant from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute.




















 




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