We had reserved seating for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance this morning. They have been broadcasting for over 80 years. It was wonderful. I found watching the camera choreography almost as interesting as the performance. But the music was exquisite.
NAIN was recognized twice by the announcer. Then the choir and orchestra performed a special piece for us – the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
We then walked back to the hotel for a continuation of the NAIN Board meeting.
We broke at 1 PM for a quick lunch and the premier screening of the documentary “The Asian and Abrahamic Religions: a Divine Encounter in America.” The film will air on PBS this fall. Two of the producers, Gerald and Adam Krell were present for inroduction and discussion. Locally in Toledo we screened a previous Krell film, “Thee Faiths, One God.”
We hurried back to finish the Board meeting before hurrying to the Salt Lake City Buddhist Church [yes, they call it a church]. We were entertained by the One Voice Children’s Choir, directed by Masa Fukuda.
Our co-hosts were members of the SLC Interfaith Roundtable, which originated to provide chaplaincy for the SLC Olympics and has continued since, due to the bonds formed then. Participants were Alan Bachman, Chair of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, the Rev. Jerry Hirano of the Salt Lake Buddhist Church, Bettina Gray, NAIN chair, and Reverend Dr. Stephen Albert and Reverend Abigail Albert of the All Faith Center, Powoy, California.
We now have about 90 people registered, with more to come tomorrow. Great to see old friends and a wonderful contingent of Young Adults.