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1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States


The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

6/3: Inviting the Stranger


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6/3: Inviting the Stranger

  • Seattle First Baptist Church 1111 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

We will begin our day by listening to leaders from several major spiritual backgrounds. Each presenter will offer the lens through which their spiritual formation instructs and guides them to be inviting and welcoming of strangers. Speakers include Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, Genjo Marinello, Anil Singh-Molares, Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian, Maria Barrera, and Miriam Frey.

Following the presentations, we will break into small groups facilitated by spiritual companions to discuss what the obstacles and challenges around welcoming a stranger can look and feel like, what it might take to step beyond our fears and out of our comfort zones, and which practical tools we might be able to employ to reach.

Lastly, we will end our time sharing with each other across common themes and approaches that may be emerging. Our hope is to build connections in the community and begin to answer the question of what is our call to action?

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