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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Lag B'Omer (Jewish )
May Thu 10 Lag B'Omer (Jewish )
A minor holiday on the 33rd day of the Omer commemorating a break in the plague during the lifetime of Rabbi Akiva.
SELFLESS GIVING- INTERFAITH EMPATHY
The UCSB MultiCultural Center and the URC Interfaith Fund Present Selfless Giving: An Interfaith Case for Empathy
Thursday, May 10, 5:30 pm FREE Lecture/MCC Theater
Dinner will be available after the lecture. $20. Purchase your ticket here.
What does it mean to connect with others in a state of empathy? Can we offer ourselves without expectation of reward?
This lecture will provide insights about the art of selfless giving from the perspective of Craig Rennebohm, a Lutheran chaplain working on the streets with people struggling with mental illness, and Pravrajika Vrajaprana, a nun at Vedanta Society of Sarada Convent.
Rennebohm is a Mental Health Chaplain and author of "Souls in the Hands of a Tender God." Craig Rennebohm
Vrajaprana is the author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction. In 2006, she was a co-speaker with the 14th Dalai Lama at the Interfaith Conference in San Francisco.
Generously supported by the University Religious Center Interfaith Fund. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County and the Religious Studies Department at UCSB.
"Love thy neighbor as thyself, because your neighbor is yourself." Swami Vivekananda