NAINConnect 2011 Tentative Schedule


July 24 – July 26 + 1 day trip to the Grand Canyon

Phoenix Arizona



Potential Leaders:, Mussie Hailu – Ethiopia, Paul McKenna – Toronto, Jeffrey Wattles – Ohio Professor, book “The Golden Rule”, Harry Gensler – Ohio Professor, Jesuit, wrote on Golden Rule, A.I.F.M. – Golden Rule work, Karen Melander-Magoon, Ralph Singh—Interfaith Education, Izzy Kalman – Bully to Buddy, Peter Frank Womack, Grove Harris, Don Frew – Wiccan, Woman – sexism, Judy Trautman, Janet Nordnam – I phone, Betsy Wiggins, Sam Muyskens – Wichita Golden Rule, Rabbi Kunin, Rob Hankison, Don Mayne, Paul Chafee – final session, Joshua Stanton, A.I.F.M. GOLDEN RULE WORK

Tentative Schedule

Sat. July 23 —  NAIN Board Meeting

Sun. July 24 — 9:00 a.m. to  11:00 a.m. NAIN Bd. Mtg.

11:00 —Leave for Gurdwara

11:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Gurdwara services

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.— Movie—“GLOBALIZED SOUL”

5:30 to 6:30—Hotel “Happy Hour”–Get Acquainted

6:30  to 8:30 p.m.  Dinner and Program

Paul Eppinger—M.C.

Five 30 second Invocations:
Sounding of the Shofar
Muslim Call to Prayer

Learning a new song—“Living the Golden Rule”
Hoop Dancers
Mariachi Band
Afro-American Children’s Choir
Afro-American Older woman

8:00—Mussie Hailu, speaker

Mon. July 25

6:30 to 8:30 – Breakfast at the hotel

8:30 to 8:35 – Eldred Spain (President of A.I.F.M.) MC and greeting

8:35 to 8:50-Devotions—Bahá’í Choir and prayer

8:50 to 9:30—Keynote Speaker – Harry Gensler

9:30 – 9:45—Workshop leaders introduce Workshop

10:00 to 10:50—Workshops

1)Karen Melander-Magoon—Evolution of Direct Democracy & Community through the G.R.

2)Don Frew—Weaknesses of the Golden Rule

3)Betsy Wiggins—Women Transcending Boundaries

11:00 to 11:50 —Workshops

1)Grove Harris—The Golden Rule and the U.N.

2)Ralph Singh—The State of Interfaith Education

3)Karen Boyett—Women’s Leadership

12:15—Load Busses

12:45—Tour Hindu Temple

1:00—Hindu Lunch

2:00—Leave for Hotel

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.—Workshops

Panel—“Broad Questions faced by Interfaith in the 21st Century”
Rabbi Kunin
Rob Hankison
Don Mayne

4:15 to 5:15—Attend NAIN Annual Meeting

5:30—Board Busses

6:00—L.D.S. Institute and Dinner

7:00 to 8:30—Young Adult program—Jason Smith

Tuesday  July 26

6:30 – 8:30 – Breakfast at Hotel

8:30 to 8:45—Devotions—Sokka Gakkai International Choir and prayer

8:45 to 9:30—Plenary Session—ARIZONA INTERFAITH MOVEMENT and the Golden Rule

9:30 to 9:45—Introduce Workshop Leaders

9:45 to 10:00—Break

10:00 to 10:50—Workshops

1)Peter Womack—“The Interfaith Settlement”

2)Janet Nordnam—“Canadians for Compassion”

3)Harry Gensler—“The Golden Rule—Using It Wisely and Avoiding Fallacies of the G.R.”

11:00 to 11:50—Workshops

1)Sam Muyskens–“The Wichita Golden Rule Project”

2)Judy Trautman—“Compassionate Cities”

3)Paul McKenna—“Golden Rule Curriculum for Schools”

12:00—Lunch—Delhi Palace

2:00 to 2:50—Workshops

1)Izzy Kalman—“Bullies to Buddies”

2)Joshua Stanton—Journal of Interreligious Dialogue Interfaith

3:00 to 3:50—Jeffrey Wattles—“Taking Interfaith Golden Rule Movements to the Next Level”

4:00 to 4:50—Plenary Small Group Discussion—“Where Do We Go From Here?”

5:00 to 6:00—Free Time —Movie—“Animating the Golden Rule”

6:00 to 9:00 —Dinner and Closing Session

Mussie Hailu, speaker – 15 minutes

Sharing—“What meant the most to you about the 2011 N.A.I.N. CONNECT?”

Sing—“Living the Golden Rule”

Wednesday, July 27—6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

GUIDED TOUR TO THE GRAND CANYON – Optional – about $150 – Details TBA


About judylt

Co-Chair of the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio, Chair of Erase the Hate Toledo, Communications Chair of North American Interfaith Network
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2 Responses to NAINConnect 2011 Tentative Schedule

  1. Jenifer McDermott says:

    How and when can I register for the conference? What Phoenix hotel is it in and what is the cost? OR When will that information be available online?

    • judylt says:

      Registration Details for NAINConnect 2011 have been on line for some time. This includes a link for hotel registration Embassy Suites Hotel, Tempe, AZ, [Hotel Rate: $74 / room (includes up to 4 people) / night, with full breakfast included. Also includes airport shuttle service.] and conference registration link. Conference Registration: $225, includes meals. Late Registration (June 26 – July 24): $250, includes meals; Registration, Sunday night only: – $50, includes Banquet; Monday / Tuesday Registration: – $100/ each day, includes meals. Hope to see you there.

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