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Interfaith Peace Conference Schedule

March 1-4, 2018



1 - 5 p.m.                    Registration (Bethea Welcome Center, Gaines Auditorium)

5:30 p.m.                    Dinner (Terrace Dining Room)

7:30 - 9 p.m.               Late Registration (Harrell Auditorium)

7:30 - 7:45 p.m.          Evening Centering with music by Abraham Jam

7:45 - 9 p.m.               First Plenary Session: A Jewish perspective on theme, “Meeting the Other: Can we Talk?” by Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kramer, Ph.D. (Harrell Auditorium)



7:30 - 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast (Terrace Dining Room)

8:45 a.m.                     Morning Centering: Hakim Ilyas Kashani (Harrell Auditorium)

9 a.m.                          Second Plenary Session: Addressing conference theme from an Islamic perspective by Juliane Hammer, Ph.D. (Harrell Auditorium)

9:45 a.m.                     Break (Harrell Auditorium)

10 a.m.                        Third Plenary Session: A Christian reflection on the confernece theme by The Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, D. Min. (Harrell Auditorium)

10:45 a.m.                   Breakout discussion groups in response to the three keynote speakers

12:00 p.m.                   Lunch (Terrace Dining Room)

1:45 p.m.                     Carpooling and bus departing for the Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC-Asheville

3 p.m.                          Abraham Jam provides musical introduction

3:15 p.m.                     Brief addresses (15 minutes) by each of the three keynote speakers

4 p.m.                          Panel, feedback questions and responses from the audience (Moderator, Rabbi Phil B)

5 p.m.                          Adjournment from the Humanities Lecture Hall

5:30 p.m.                     Dinner at church near UNC-Asheville campus

7 p.m.                          Worship at Beth Israel Synagogue, near campus

8:30 p.m.                     Return to Lake Junaluska



7:30 - 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast (Terrace Dining Room)

8:45 a.m.                     Centering with Abraham Jam

9 a.m.                          Movie: “Human” (Volume 1: 1 hour, 23 minutes)

10:30 a.m.                   Break

10:45 a.m.                   Morning Workshop Session (Choose from one of six options)

12 p.m.                        Lunch (Terrace Dining Room)

1:30 - 3 p.m.                Afternoon Workshop Options (Choose a second workshop from six options)

3 - 5:30 p.m.                Free Time

5:30 p.m.                     Dinner (Terrace Dining Room)

7 p.m.                          Abraham Jam Concert



7:30 - 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast (Terrace Dining Room)

8:45 a.m.                     Panel Discussion with keynote speakers

9:30 a.m.                     Closing Worship and Sending Forth. Preacher: Rabbi Phillip Bentley

10:30 a.m.                   Adjournment


Discussion Groups

Please choose one of the following for the 10:45 a.m. session on Friday, March 2

Number           Location                                                         Group Leader

#1                    Harrell Center Auditorium A                         Jessica Dayson

#2                    Harrell Center Auditorium BC                      Sajjad Hussain Changezi

#3                    Harrell Center 202                                         Carol Hovis

#4                    Harrell Center 105                                          Ilyas al-Kashani

#5                    Terrace 211                                                       Kathy Meacham

#6                    Terrace 319                                                      Phil Bentley

#7                    Terrace 316                                                       Karen Greenwaldt

#8                    Terrace 210                                                      George Thompson