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Interfaith Dialogue: Searching for the Peaceable Kingdom

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    Interfaith Dialogue: Searching for the Peaceable Kingdom The Orthodox Peace Fellowship Annual North American Conference Registration deadline extended - so if
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      Interfaith Dialogue: Searching for the Peaceable Kingdom
      The Orthodox Peace Fellowship Annual North American Conference

      Registration deadline extended - so if you haven't made plans to attend now is the time to join us

      Dates: October 1-3, 2010
      Place: Irvine, CA
      Host: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway
      Theme: Interfaith Dialogue: Searching for the Peaceable Kingdom

      For more information or to register for the conference, contact:
      Alexander Patico at: opfnorthamerica@...

      Registration forms and full conference schedule can be viewed and downloaded here:

      Schedule and registration form in text below as well

      Friday, October 1
      1:00 - 5:00 pm Registration, St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA
      3:00 - 5:00 pm Meeting of Conference Staff (Church Conference Room)
      or: Free Time
      5:00 - 6:00 pm Conference Opening/Keynote: The Interfaith Conversation:
      A Talk with Ben Johnson, founder of Interfaith Institute
      6:15 - 7:15 pm Dinner in the Church Hall
      7:30 - 8:30 pm I'd Like to Buy an Enemy - Ted & Company
      8:30 - 9:00 pm Discussion of issues related to the show
      9:00 pm Transportation back to hotel

      Saturday, October 24
      7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast at hotel (or elsewhere)/ Transportation to Church
      8:00 - 9:00 am Registration/Conversation
      9:00 - 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions
      A Jewish-Muslim Dialogue
      Daniel Spiro and Hytham Younis
      Co-founders, The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society (Washington, DC Area)
      B Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
      Fr. Steven Tsichlis, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church (Irvine, CA) and
      Fr. Al Baca, St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church (Tustin, CA)
      C Orthodox-Mennonite Dialogue
      Alexander Patico, OPF Secretary (North America)
      Fr. Alex Goussetis, Annunciation Gr. Orthodox Cathedral (Lancaster, PA)
      10:15 - 10:30 am Break/ Refreshments
      10:30 - 11:45 am Community Dialogue
      Fr. John-Brian Paprock, Interfaith Awareness Week (Madison, WI)
      Ms. Jahan Stanzai, Culver City Interfaith Alliance (Culver City, CA)
      11:45 am - noon Break
      12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch in the Church Hall
      Remarks by Attillah Kahveci, Pacifica Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
      1:00 - 2:00 pm Free Time for conversation or meditation, or
      OPF Organizational Meeting (optional)
      2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Film: Arranged
      Note: This film concerns arranged marriage in the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish communities and dealing with modernity and tradition.
      3:15 - 3:45 pm Film discussion
      3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
      4:00 - 5:00 pm Film: Cordoba
      Note: This film shows the rich tradition of inter-religious harmony and synergy in the ancient Spanish city of Cordoba.
      5:00 - 5:45 pm Discussion with filmmaker Jacob Bender
      6:00 - 6:45 pm Vespers at St. Paul's Sanctuary
      6:45 - 7:45 pm Dinner at area restaurant
      8:00 - 10:15 pm Workshop and film: God and Allah Must Talk
      Ruth Broyde Sharone (Los Angeles, CA)
      Note: Ms. Sharone will be leading conferees in an energetic examination of what we each might do to increase understanding and promote peace.

      Sunday, October 25
      Note: please complete your check-out in the morning, or make alternate arrangements

      8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast at hotel (for those not fasting in preparation for Liturgy)
      9:00 am Orthros Service
      10:00 am Divine Liturgy
      Serving: Fr. Steven Tsichlis, other clergy
      11:45 - 12:45 Luncheon in the Church Hall
      Closing Remarks: Fr. John-Brian Paprock
      Note: regarding 2011 Conference OPF-North America on "Forgiveness."
      1:00 pm Conference Close

      Registration Form Date: __________________
      OPF-North America 2010
      Venue: St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604

      Conferee Name/s: 1) ___________________________________________________________

      2) __________________________________________________________

      Arrival Day/Time: _______________________________ Flight # _________________________

      Name of Airport: _____________________________________Driving direct?_______________
      (Note: Depending on times and possibilities for grouping new arrivals, we will do our best to provide transportation to and from the airport for those who require it.)

      Home Address: __________________________________________________________________


      Home Tel: ________________________________ Cell: _________________________________

      Emergency Contact: ______________________________________________________________

      Telephone number:____________________________________ Relationship: _______________

      Special Needs (med./dietary/other): __________________________________________________


      Conference Fees:

      • $ 40 per person covers conference registration, two meals & breaks from Friday evening to mid-day Sunday. $25 covers Saturday-only registration (includes sessions, lunch & breaks).
      • All-inclusive registration fee for a couple: $70 Saturday-only couple: $40
      • NOTE: Each OPF member receives a $ 10 discount (a new annual OPF membership, including subscription to quarterly journal, In Communion is $35; check here if you wish to join )
      Amount enclosed with this form: $_____________


      A limited block of rooms has been reserved at Residence Inn Irvine near John Wayne Airport, 2855 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614. It will first-come/first served, up to that number. Specially-discounted price: $99/ night (single or double; includes continental breakfast and internet access). Call: (949) 261-2020 , referencing "OPF." (If full, there are a number of other nearby hotels.)
      There are a number of other hotels in the area, but transportation will be provided from this property only.

      Return Form by September 1 to: Alexander Patico, 5448 Hound Hill Court, Columbia, MD 21045
      Queries (or electronic return of this form) to: opfnorthamerica@...
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