Bringing the world to Pittsburgh for nearly 90 years
Loading Events

Compassion & Relationships Interfaith Forum

Feb 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Compassion and love are lofty ideas, but how do people of faith live these values in everyday relationships? On Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m., an interfaith panel of religious leaders will explore “Compassion and Relationships” in the final installment of the Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition’s series of conversations on compassion.

People of every faith tradition are invited to attend the discussion, hosted by Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road in Bethel Park, on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m.

The four panelists represent diverse faith traditions:

Christianity: The Rev. Carl Baughman, executive director of Samaritan Counseling Center, has dual ordination in the Church of the Brethren and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist.

Hinduism: Prabha Sankaranarayan is the President and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders International. She is a conflict transformation consultant who has mediated, facilitated and trained in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the USA.

Islam: Christine Mohamed, a convert to Islam,​ is a frequent ​speaker ​at various interfaith venues throughout the Pittsburgh region. She teaches a class at CMU’s Osher School titled “Lions, Tigers and Muslims….Oh My!​”

Unitarian Universalism: The Rev. Jim Magaw is the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills. He enjoys making music and writing poetry.

Jeanna-Mar Simmons, director of Missions and Outreach at Christ UMC, will moderate the panel. Following the discussion and a question and answer period with the audience, Rabbi Doris Dyen, the spiritual leader at Makom HaLev, will offer closing remarks.

This event is generously supported by United Methodist Women of Christ United Methodist Church. Refreshments will be provided by the Turkish Cultural Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration through Eventbrite is appreciated. Click here to register.

Share This Post