Updated Report: http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/UnitydayUSA_2006_Report.asp
Pictorial Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/MikeGhouse/UnityDayUSA2006_Album02
what is Pluralism? : www.Foundationforpluralism.com
Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 4:15 to 7:00 PM
Doubletree Hotel - Midway@ LBJ Freeway, behind Wal-Mart
4099 Valley View Ln, Dallas, TX 75244 (972) 385-9000
Unity Day USA is born to express that each one of the 297,018,658 of us, are part of
the mosaic that America is, each one of us needs to remain connected with the other
to bring us all in one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
We pleased to invite you to attend the UNITY DAY USA. The event is free but confirmation are needed to ensure adequate refreshments. RSVP to : email@example.com with your details
Send this link to your friends: http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/UnityDayUSA.asp
Review last years event: http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/programs.asp
This year's theme is: Co-existence & Harmony
This years' theme is co-existence, our religious prayer leaders will seek the guidance from scriptures of the faith they would be representing, our Mayors and Civil servants will also talk about the same theme for a community to thrive, and what we as individuals can do to work towards it.
Greetings of Peace:
We the people of the United States of America, of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background, gather to pray for peace, unity and security of our nations and the world.
Unity Day USA is about coming together as Americans and expressing our innate desire to rededicate our pledge; one nation under god with liberty and justice for all.
Unity Day USA is about coming together as Americans to appreciate, respect and honor the God given uniqueness to each one of the 297,018,658 of us.
Unity Day USA is born to express that each one of the 297,018,658 of us, are part of the mosaic that America is, each one of us needs to remain connected with the other to make us one nation under God.
Unity Day USA is born out of the great tragedy and enormous suffering that Tuesday, September 11, 2001 brought to all of us, and it is from this day forward, that we pledge to continue to foster healing and unity.
When & Where
Sunday, September 10, 2006 : DoubleTree Galleria Hotel, LBJ @ Midway, behind Wal-Mart.
4:15 – 7:15 PM
1. Purpose and need for Unity day
2. Prayer leaders representing every faith group will be leading prayers.
3. Mayors and honored guest will be talking about Unity Day
4. Key Note Address about the need for co-existence under one God
5. Events Concludes
6. 7:00 Post-Event Refreshments and Reception.
7. Last year’s Unity Day, Thanksgiving Day, Shanti shanti, Evening of Wisdom and Holocaust commemoration programs will be broadcast on DVD between 4:15 and 5: OO
We thank the following organization for expressing their support by attending the event, please send your information, we will continue to update the press releases and our website with the same at www.Foundationforpluralism.com . Please send to ConfirmAttendance@Gmail.com
Foundation for Pluralism - www.Foundationforpluralism.com
World Muslim Congress - www.WorldMuslimCongress.com
Memnosyne Foundation –
Orbits of Influence - www.Orbitsofinfluence.com
Hare Krishna Temple of DFW - http://www.radhakalachandji.com
Zoroastrian Association of North Texas - http://www.zant.org
Baha'I Faith - http://www.bahaisofdallas.org
Jain Society of North Texas -
Federation of Jain Centers of North America - www.jaina.org.
DFW Hindu Temple Society of North Texas - www.Dfwhindutemple.org
Adat Chaverim Synagogue - www.adatchaverim.org
The National Association Of Muslim American Women - http://www.namaw.com/
Academy of Guru Granth Studies -
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation - www.ichf-us.org
Muslim Community Center -
Kurdish Human Rights Watch - www.khrw.org
Orthodox Christian Church - www.stsavaplano.com
Center for Spiritual Living - http://www.csldallas.org
Dallas Masjid Al-Islam
American Clergy leadership conference
Masjid Warith Deen Mohammed
Family federation for world peace
American Family Coalition
ILE Olokun Sanya Awopeju of Texas - http://www.ileolokun.org
The Church of Living God, Oak Cliff
International Shinto Foundation- http://shinto.org
Mera Ticket - www.meraticket.com
Sikh Temple of North Texas - http://www.sikhtempledallas.org
Somanatha Kshetram of North America (SKNA) - WWW.SRISM.ORG/
Plano Indian Lions Club -
Hazara American Welfare Association, Inc.
Ismaili Muslim Community of North Texas
Art Spirit - Center for Spirituality - www.artspiritdallas.org
Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam - www.alislam.org
Texas Muslim Womens foundation - http://www.tmwf.org
Madinah Masjid of Carrollton - http://www.madinahmasjid.com
American Muslim Forum - www.AmericanMuslimforum.org
The Lone Star Crescent - www.myCrescent.com
Muslim Alliance Southwest
Institute of Medieval and Post Medieval Studies
American Muslim Task Force
Center for Global Diplomacy
Islamic Association of tarrant County
Brahma Kumaris of Dallas - www.bkdallas.org
Department of Justice, Community Relations - http://www.usdoj.gov/crs
India Association of North Texas - www.iant.org
American Federation of Muslims from India
United Nations Association of Dallas
Unity Church of Arlington
IANT - Free Medical Clinic
911 Unity walk - Washington DC - www.911unitywalk.org
Dallas County Republican Party
Dallas County Republican Party
Pakistan American Congress
The Freedom and Justice foundation - www.freeandjust.org
North Texas Islamic Council
This list will be updated with your participation...please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Leaders (confirmations continue)
Prayer theme is co-existence and would be based on the scriptures led by our prayer leaders along with the graceful presence of the clergy of the respective faiths. If you know of any faith that is not in the realm of the following faith groups, please let us know, we will include
American Native Religions: Aztec - Theresa Ybarra
African Yoruba : Oloriya Aina Olomo
Baha'i: Kevin and Regina Rafraf of Baha'I’s of Dallas.
Christian: Father Seraphim Hipsh with Orthodox Christian Church
Hindu: Swami Nityananda Prabhu, Hare Krishna Temple
Islam: Imam Zia Sheikh, Irving Islamic Center.
Jain: Kirit Daftary, President, Federation of Jain Centers of North America
Sikh: Dr. Harbans Lal of Academy of Guru Granth Studies
Wicca: Bryan Lankford
Zoroastrian: Dr. Poras Balsara, Zoroastrian Association of North Texas and Dr. Firdosh Mehta, former President of FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North America.
Honored Guests (will be updated on the website- after the event)
Last years reports:
Full report : http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/UnityDayUSA.asp
Pictorial report : http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/Unityday_091105_Report.asp
Opportunities to serve in the following areas, to coordinate, follow up and manage: Stage, Sound & Light, Speakers, Guests, Refreshments, Reception, Welcoming and Parking.
To lend your help to this initiative, please send your name and volunteer preference to email@example.com
Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916
3928 Brazos Dr, Carrollton, TX 75007
THE FOUNDATION FOR PLURALISM
Studies in Religious Pluralism and Pluralistic Governance.
Our mission is to encourage individuals to develop an open mind and an open heart toward their fellow beings. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness to each one of the Seven billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge - I believe knowledge leads to understanding, and understanding to appreciation of a different point of view. - Mike Ghouse
Upcoming Events of Understanding:
1. An Evening with Islam - Understanding Islam - Saturday, 10/28/06
2. Thanksgiving Celebrations - Cultural Pluralism on Saturday, 11/25/06
3. An Evening with Christianity – understanding Christianity – Saturday, 12/23/06
4. Holocaust Commemoration – Sunday, Jan 28th, 2007
5. An Evening with Hinduism – essence of Hinduism – Saturday, Feb 24th, 2007
6. Check the website for updates...
Unity Day USA is an initiative of:
WORLD MUSLIM CONGRESS
Good for Muslims, Good for the World