Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hindu Community to Host Next BIC Event

The Brookings Hindu Community will host the next BIC event on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 6:30pm. It will be held at the Brookings Islamic Center, 724 11th Avenue.

Yes, that's right, our Muslim friends will provide the venue for this celebratory evening being hosted by our Hindu friends. BIC is grateful for this interreligious cooperation.

The evening will start with a Hindu prayer, followed by a vegetarian dinner cooked by local Hindu families, a presentation highlighting various Hindu festivals in October, and small group discussions. It will conclude with Shanti Path (Hindu Prayer for Universal Peace).

All are cordially invited and welcome to attend this event. We hope to see you on October 9th!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Announcing Our First Interfaith Potluck of 2014-2015

Join us on September 11th for our first interfaith potluck of 2014-2015. It will be held at 6:30pm at the Brookings Islamic Center, 724 11th Ave.

Our Muslim friends will lead us in a discussion of self-discipline, based on their practice of "jihad," frequently misunderstood by non-Muslims. Come add your perspective on self-discipline from your own faith tradition.

Please bring a dish to pass, if you're able, or just show up. All are welcome. Invite a friend. Please be aware that many in our interfaith community do not eat pork or may be vegetarian.

Also, please mark your calendars! With some exceptions, we plan to meet at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month during the school year. Below are the dates and locations for this fall. Additional details will be forthcoming.

September 11, 2014
Brookings Islamic Center

October 16, 2014 (Note: 3rd Thursday)
Brookings Public Library

November 13, 2014
Ag Heritage Museum (to be confirmed)

December 11, 2014
United Church of Christ

Come to a Discussion on Faith & Poverty

The Brookings United Church of Christ invites the Brookings Interfaith Council to share in a program of its “fifth Sunday” series that will deal with poverty and what we can do to respond to immediate need, as well as overcome some of its root causes. The presenters will be Patty Bacon and Lisa Marotz, both of whom have extensive experience in working with the causes and the impact of poverty. The program will be held on September 14th beginning at 12:00 noon at the Church, 828 8th St. South. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch. Coffee and water for tea will be available.