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Anwar to speak at Interfaith Peace Forum

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar will be among the panelists at an interfaith peace forum on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Geneva.

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes will hold “Promoting a Culture of Peace: Bridges of Shared Values,” from 9 a.m. to noon that day at Our Lady of Peace Parish Center on Exchange Street in Geneva.

George Dardess, a Roman Catholic deacon and the author of “Meeting Islam: A Guide for Christians,” and “Do We Worship the Same God? Comparing the Bible and the Qur'an,” will be the keynote speaker.

After his presentation, insights will be shared from panelists Anwar, representing the Muslim tradition; Cantor Richard Rosenfield of Temple Beth-El in Geneva, the Jewish tradition; the Rev. Allison Stokes, founding director of the Women's Interfaith Institute in the Finger Lakes in Seneca Falls, the Protestant tradition; Carl Appleton, the Baha’i tradition; and Frank Howard, a Rochester attorney and long-time Buddhist meditation practitioner, the Buddhist tradition.

Refreshments will be served; admission is free and donations to defray costs will be gratefully accepted. Parking will be available on Center Street, behind the Catholic Charities office, off Exchange Street.

For details, call Rhonda at (315) 789-2686 ext. 104 or e-mail her at