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Thu February 6, 2014

Religious Passion: The Good Trialogue

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the first of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Participants reflect about this Trialogue series. Heard are Nancy Day, Rabbi Charles Sherman, Rev. Floyd Schoenhals, Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell, Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, Sister Melek Zeynep Oyludag, and Rev. Ray Hickman

Session One: The Good
Sunday, February 2, 2014 • Peace Academy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Kindness. Empathy. Compassion. When religious passion is channeled by a true believer, it can be a powerful contributor to the common good.

  • Rev. Bill Crowell, Associate Minister, BAUMC, Interfaith Trialogue Chair
  • Rev. Floyd M. Schoenhals, retired Bishop of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Rabbi Emeritus Charles P. Sherman of Temple Israel
  • Sister Melek Z. Oyludag, Executive Director of the Surayya Anne Foundation
  • Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary

Introductions and invocation. Heard are Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell, Ahmad Khattab, Adrienne Watt, and Gary Schaffer.
Rev. Floyd M. Schoenhals, introduced by Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell
Sister Melek Zeynep Oyludag, introduced by Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell
Rabbi Charles Sherman, introduced by Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell
Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, introduced by Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell