Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker:

Special Event: “Why am I here? Answers from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism”

 February 19, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: King-Seabrook Chapel of Huston-Tillotson University (900 Chicon Street, Austin, Texas, 78702)

Join a candid, respectful dialogue between teachers from Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Zen Buddhism explore our commonalities and differences in regards to some of the important questions of human existence.  Panelists include:  Dr. David Zuniga, Pastor Tom Goodman, Rabbi Amy Cohen and Imam Islam

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Reading and signing of GRANDFATHER GANDHI with Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Sunday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. in the St. Andrew’s Sanctuary

Arun Gandhi has many stories to tell of his grandfather, the Mahatma, and how his lessons set Arun on a path of teaching total non-violence. One of those stories, told in 2001 at the church Unity of New York, set Bethany Hegedus on her own path. Saying “yes” when inspiration/Spirit spoke, Hegedus worked with Gandhi to craft a beautiful picture book that would speak to readers of all ages.   “Never burdened by its message, this exceptional title works on multiple levels; it is both a striking introduction to a singular icon and a compelling story about the universal experience of a child seeking approval from a revered adult.”  —Kirkus Review, Starred Review.

Bethany Hegedus is an author and the director of The Writing Barn here in Austin. Arun Gandhi is a writer and speaker who has traveled the world spreading the message of non-violence.
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