September 2011

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September 9 | 7-8:30 p.m Nourishing our Moral Imagination:  The Appetite for Reconciliation When Revenge Tastes So Sweet”

Ten years after the horror of September 11, 2001, the images of violence are still difficult to stomach.  The memories of those who died that day and in the ongoing wars on terror stir our soul.  For many, the assassination of Osama Ben Laden was sweet revenge.  How do we acquire an appetite for reconciliation in a world where revenge seems to taste better?  This presentation will explore how our basic instinct for reconciliation is stronger than our desire for revenge.

Cost: $15  Location: Servite Center for Compassion, 74th & Military Ave., Omaha, NE


September 11 | 2-3:30 p.m.  Community Gathering“Then & Now: Civil Liberties and Interfaith Relations Ten Years after 9/11”

This event is a community-wide gathering for reflection and remembrance featuring civil rights attorney and writer Sahar Aziz.  Participants will remember this tragic event and reflect on its impact on religious and ethnic relations in our community and country. Presented by Project Interfaith & The Center for Faith Studies at Countryside Community Church.

  Cost: Free/open to the public; pre-registration encouraged. Location: Witherspoon Concert Hall at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE.


Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18 | 7-9 p.m.  "Black-White Dialogues"

Theme is African American Culture Past and Present.  Purpose is to help eliminate racism in Omahafrom the grassroots up through education, one-to-one dialogue, group discussion and community action. Sponsored by Nebraskans for Peace, First Unitarian Church of Omaha and others .

Cost: Register at  or contact Elaine Wells at 402.573.1702  Location: Teacher Administrative Center (TAC), 30th and Cuming Street, Omaha, NE

Sept 13 | 5:45-7 p.m  Film “Of Gods and Men"

The film is located in the 1996 Algerian Civil War and tells the true story of a monastery under threat from the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria

Cost: Free  Location: 1701 S. 72nd St., (first building on left after entering Sisters of Mercy grounds, 1st Floor Gathering Room, Omaha; bring your supper if you wish.)

Sept 14 | 7 p.m "US Hispanic Theology: The Contributions of Latina Women” by Sr. Ana Maria Pineda, RSM, Ph.D.

Location: College of Saint Mary, Gross Conference Center,Omaha, NE

Sept. 26 /7-8:30 p.m.Immigration Forum” sponsored OTOC (Omaha Together One Community. 

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall, 23rd and O St., Omaha, NE

Coming this fall

Global Forum on Human Trafficking, Oct 21-22, Sunnyvale, CA