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October 2019

Solidarity Sunday

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1018 E. Grayson
San Antonio, TX United States
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Who Is My Neighbor? Featuring Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tri-Point, 3233 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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REGISTER HERE Join Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative for as he invites us to see and encounter all of our neighbors. About this Event In our city, children and families in some neighborhoods enjoy every imaginable opportunity, while kids in others face obstacles at every turn. As the gaps between us grow, what is our responsibility to each other? In this time of reflection and conversation, Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative will invite us to ask…

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Butterflies w/o Borders: Migration, Immigration, Climate Change

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pearl Stable at the Historic Pearl Brewery, 303 Pearl Parkway #300
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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REGISTER HERE Join us for a discussion of wide-reaching issues--from the state of the monarch butterfly migration and bat conservation to border issues, migration, immigration, and climate change. Our panel includes monarch butterfly expert Dara Satterfield, a Trinity visiting scholar and PhD in ecology; Austin-based National Public Radio correspondent John Burnett, who covers the border and immigration; and PhD Rodrigo Medellín, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ecologist, known as “the Batman of Mexico.” Brendan Gibbons, senior environmental reporter for the…

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Krost Symposium: Stop Gender-Based Violence @TLU **in Seguin**

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - October 24 @ 8:30 pm
Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium, 1000 W. Court St
Seguin, TX 78155 United States
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Stop Gender-Based Violence In the United States, an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. That’s more than 10 million abuse victims every year. As the university’s premier academic event, the annual Krost Symposium highlights an important, timely topic as it relates to not only the campus, but to national—and even global—discussions. The 2019 Krost Symposium, “Stop Gender-Based Violence,” will take place on campus October 23-24, featuring presentations about awareness and prevention. The Krost Symposium is…

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The Sultan and The Saint: An Interfaith Gathering

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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REGISTER HERE An interfaith gathering to view Emmy® Award nominated PBS documentary, The Sultan and The Saint followed by a meal and table conversations WHAT IMPACT CAN AN ENCOUNTER MAKE? In 1219 during the raging conflict of the Crusades, the Muslim Sultan Malek al-Kamil and the Christian Francis of Assisi courageously entered into dialogue paving a path that eventually led to ending the Crusades. Their example is an invitation to join in respectful dialogue with people of different faiths and…

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November 2019

Lecture / Mass Incarceration: A Policy Crisis

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of the Incarnate Word Concert Hall, 4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio partners with the University of the Incarnate Word to present a joint-lecture on the topic of Mass Incarceration. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will take place at the UIW Concert Hall at 4301 Broadway, San Antonio,Texas 78209 For more information on this lecture, please contact Lisa Epstein, PhD, Director of the CRC, at epsteinl@jfsatx.org

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IN HOUSTON: Karen Armstrong @ The Progressive Forum

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu El, 500 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Author of Landmark Bestseller The History of God | Winner of TED Prize “One of the best living writers on religion” according to the Financial Times, Karen Armstrong returns to The Progressive Forum to discuss her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts. About her latest work, she writes, “Today we see the Quran being used by some to justify war and terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of…

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Texas Impact’s San Antonio Interfaith Advocacy Training

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1st Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 IH 10 W
San Antonio, TX United States
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You are invited to Texas Impact’s San Antonio Interfaith Advocacy Training Sunday, November 17 from 2-5pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Antonio. Register online at https://texasimpact.org/texas-impacts-san-antonio-interfaith-advocacy-training-registration-page/. Registration is free, but helpful in event planning. Join us for a faith leader panel, Advocacy 101 training and breakout sessions.. Policy presentations will focus on immigration reform, public education/literacy, and health policy. Additional topics, speakers and event sponsors will be listed here as they become available. Email scott@texasimpact.org if you are…

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