Religious Leaders, Youth to Meet in ‘Generations of Faith’ Interreligious Encounter

November 2, 2010 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — Religious leaders and young adults from Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions will meet for a day of dialogue and interreligious exchange at the John Paul II Cultural Center, November 19, at “Generations of Faith—an Interreligious Encounter.” The day will feature intergenerational dialogue in a variety of formats and concludes with a reception and presentation at 6 p.m. at the John Paul II Cultural Center. The evening event is open to the public and members of the media.

Religious leaders participating in the event will include Archbishop Felix Machado of Visai, India, and former undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, California; Anuttama Dasa, International Center for Krishna Consciousness, Hindu; Dr. Manohar Singh Grewal, past president, World Sikh Council, American Region; Rev. Dr. Ohun Chung Lee, Won Buddhist International; Dr. Sayyid Syeed, Islamic Society of North America; and Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, senior rabbi emeritus, Congregation Adas Israel.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the John Paul II Cultural Center.

Media interested in covering the event are asked to contact the USCCB Office of Media Relations at 202-541-3200 or email

Keywords: ecumenical, interreligious dialogue, John Paul II Cultural Center, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Generations of Faith – An Interreligious Encounter
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
November 18-19, 2010
3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017

Thursday, November 18, 2010
John Paul II Cultural Center
Young Adult Program

6:00- 9:00 pmIntroductory Session and Dinner

Friday, November 19, 2010

John Paul II Cultural Center

Religious Leaders and Young Adult Program

8:30Reception with light refreshments9:00Keynote address- Felix A. Machado, Catholic Archbishop of Visai, India
Break10:30Discussions by groups
Lunch 1:00Plenary session
Break3:00Discussions by group4:00Concluding remarks

Capstone Event (open to the general public)

* A prayer room will be available for participants of all faiths.
* Refreshments will be available throughout the day.