Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on April 27 – “The Common Good: How does your faith community define it and act it out?”

treeF.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside) invites you to the third in a series of Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships, on Sunday, April 27, 5PM to 8PM, hosted by Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland.

This Dialogue will be on the topic “The Common Good: How does your faith community define it and act it out?”. A panel from a variety of world religions will present the perspectives of their faith communities, followed by stimulating interfaith discussions among all participants.

This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish to share, labeled showing the ingredients to help people with food allergies and preferences make choices.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a fun evening of interfaith dialogue! Please email rsvp@fire-wa.org and let us know how many will be coming, so we can be sure to set up enough tables and chairs.

If you would like to invite others to the Dinner Dialogue, you can download and print a full-page color flyer, or download and print a two-per-page black-and-white bulletin insert.

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Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on November 17 – “What Happens When We Die?”

treeF.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside) invites you to the second in a series of Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships, on Sunday, November 17, 5PM to 8PM, hosted by Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue.

This Dialogue will be on the topic “What Happens When We Die?”. A panel from a variety of world religions will present the perspectives of their faith communities, followed by stimulating interfaith discussions among all participants.

This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish to share, labeled showing the ingredients to help people with food allergies and preferences make choices.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a fun evening of interfaith dialogue! Please email rsvp@fire-wa.org and let us know how many will be coming, so we can be sure to set up enough tables and chairs.

If you would like to invite others to the Dinner Dialogue, you can download and print a full-page color flyer, or download and print a two-per-page black-and-white bulletin insert.

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Interfaith Dinner Dialogue Potluck on March 10, 2013

treeYou’re invited to the first Eastside Interfaith Dinner Dialogue Potluck on Sunday, March 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The inaugural location is Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland.

This is the first in a series of Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships.

This dialogue is inspired by “12 Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong.

  • Hear from Panelists across Faith Traditions
  • Interfaith Sharing
  • Fabulous Potluck Dinner and Conversation!!!

Come, bring your favorite dish – labeled and enough to share. Enjoy a stimulating evening of Interfaith Dialogue!

Please e-mail us at RSVP@fire-wa.org and tell us how many will attend.

We’ll see you there!

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Welcome to FIRE!

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) is a new group that grew out of the 2010 and 2011 interfaith 9/11 commemoration programs in Kirkland, Washington. After the 2011 event, the organizers continued to meet monthly to talk about additional ways to promote interfaith understanding and cooperation on the Eastside, such as music, art, and social events (game nights, dances, etc.), a “What We Believe” lecture and discussion series, a place for faith communities to post information on public events, etc. We selected the FIRE name and acronym, and moved ahead with creating this web site. We’ve had the first FIRE event – the interfaith entry in the Kirkland 4th of July parade – and are planning the second, which will be an interfaith commemoration of the International Day of Peace on September 21-23, including an interfaith program of music and talks, a Saturday interfaith picnic, encouragement of all faith communities to consider Peace as the topic for their services that weekend, and encouraging governments to issue proclamations recognizing the International Day of Peace.

We hope you’ll join with us in promoting interfaith dialogue and peace!

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