In case you missed the UUFN’s Delaware Peace Week Panel on the Golden Rule or would like to review it, it is now on YouTube. Just click the link below.
“Golden Rule lies at the heart of every religious and of every ethical system of morality, it is what makes us look at one another. The religions have all adopted it independently, Chinese, Indian, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, because they find it works and because it says something very deep about the structure of our humanity.” ~ Karen Armstrong
As a path to peace, the Golden Rule – treating others as you wish them to treat you – is more relevant today than ever. This Peace Week event invites you to a virtual conversation with leaders from Delaware’s interfaith community, who will discuss the Golden Rule – a core tenet of all spiritual traditions as it is practiced from the lens of their respective faiths.
Registrants will be sent a Zoom link for the event several days before the event.
Rev. Dr. Mary Catherine Miller
The Rev. Dr. Mary Catherine Miller (she/her/hers) began serving as the pastor of Newark United Methodist Church in January of this year. Mary Catherine has served in the US Army, taught in Philadelphia Public Schools, and pastored churches in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. She specializes in intentional interim ministry and has a heart for transitions ministry in general.
Ivo Dominguez, Jr.
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He is a part of the core group that started and manages the New Alexandrian Library project.
Pramod (Paul) K. Mathur
Pramod (Paul) Mathur is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Hindu Temple of Delaware in Hockessin DE. He and his wife are very actively engaged in managing the affairs of the temple. Paul has been teaching Hindu scripture for over 25 years. He has also given lectures on Hinduism at various churches and other public forums.
Rabbi Jacob M. Lieberman
Rabbi Jacob M. Lieberman has served as the rabbi of the Temple Beth El community in Newark, Delaware, since 2017. Rabbi Jacob seeks to transform individuals and communities through the power of Jewish wisdom in our daily lives. Far from mundane, the everyday choices we make have the ability to create and destroy worlds and lives. He believes that inspired [+ Jewish] living starts today with wonder, gratitude and curiosity.
Buffalo Trace Society
Grandmother Carol Fireheart, Chief of the Buffalo Trace Society has carried on the traditions established by Sun Bear, of the Bear Tribe, and Grandmother Saundra Pathweaver. Fireheart has extensive experience in Metaphysical and Shamanic work; specializing in tarot and medicine wheel readings, journeying, soul retrieval, past life regression, and Dream Interpretation. She works closely with the energies of Earth Mother and Grandmother Moon and serves for many as a bridge to the Great Mysteries.
Grandfather Ed Sees Sun Birth has been on a spiritual path that led him to Buffalo Trace Society 12 years ago. He has become a teacher/Elder/mentor of new apprentices, Vision Quests, Sweat Lodge (both Water Pourer and Fire keeper), bearer of sacred pipe and leader of pipe circle, and BTS East coast organizer of the 4 seasonal ceremonies.
Irfan Patel is a community and interfaith activist and is involved in many non-profit organizations. He has served the Islamic Society of Delaware in many leadership roles and is currently the Vice-President and Chairman of Interfaith Committee. He is also a member of the Governor’s Council on Faith Based Partnership.
Charanjeet Singh Minhas
Charanjeet Singh Minhas, founder and CEO of Tekstrom, Inc. and Qualitree, Inc., is an activist and a writer. He has passionately invested his time and energy initiating and participating in activities to inspire peace and promote interfaith harmony. He has successfully organized Delaware’s Interfaith Peace Walk in Newark every year in April. He has been a member of Delaware’s Interfaith Veterans Workgroup (IVW) since its birth. Charanjeet is committed to building understanding among people of all faiths through personal involvement and the written word.
Rev. Donald Garrett
Rev. Donald Garrett has had a number of careers. He attended Berkelee School of Music, majoring in Jazz Performance, and studied music composition at Bard College. Following a serious illness, he turned to typesetting, a creative profession that lasted until he began ministerial studies in his 40’s. He served The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, PA as their settled minister from 2010-19. He has been serving the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, DE since August 2019.
Richard Field began meditating in the manner of Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the early 1970s. He became affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark in the ‘90’s where he joined its Zen meditation group. He continues to convene its weekly assembly of grassroots Zen meditators and, over the years, has shared his Zen experience and his developing understanding of Buddhist thought with the UUFN congregation through many Sunday services.
- Oct. 5, 7:30-8 PM — Virtual Finger Labyrinth Walk
Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart. A finger labyrinth walk can help you find calm, gratitude, and peace. We will introduce labyrinths, have a reading and then a meditative time with music to “walk your labyrinth”. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a zoom invitation.
- Oct. 7, 6-9 PM — Online Meditation for Peace
For there to be peace in the world there must first be peace in the heart. To follow this ancient wisdom the Zen Group of the UU Fellowship of Newark is holding an Online Meditation for Peace. Each half hour we will pause for a brief talk. To join us or ask questions, contact us at email@example.com.
- Oct. 7, 7-8:30 PM — Building a Race Equity Culture to Eradicate Health Inequalities, featuring Rita Landgraf. Co-sponsored with
NAACP-Newark Branch and New Ark United Church of Christ
Rita Landgraf, Director of UD Partnership for Healthy Communities, will share her research and experience with issues regarding racial disparities in access to health care. This is a Zoom event; links will be sent to registrants several days prior to the event.
- Oct. 8, 6:30-8 PM — The Golden Rule and the Practice of Peace: A Virtual Interfaith Conversation, featuring a panel of Delaware faith leaders.
As a path to peace, the Golden Rule – treating others as you want to be treated and vice versa – is more relevant today than ever. Leaders from Delaware’s interfaith community will discuss how this works from the lens of their respective faiths. Registrants will be sent a link for the event several days before the event. Register for the event here.
For more information about these and other Peace Week programs, visit http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/ .