Ecumenical / Inter-religious Programs

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Annual Appreciation Dinner
In 2002, 93 “community saints” were recognized for their service and contribution to the Buffalo area by the 700+ persons attending the event at the Hearthstone Manor. This interracial event is the largest of its kind in the region.

Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration Service
Service in Remembrance of the Holocaust.

InterFaith /Intercultural Thanksgiving Service
Annual Thanksgiving Service held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year.

InterFaith AIDS Memorial Service
commemorative service remembering those from the Buffalo area who have died of AIDS.

Inter-Religious Dialogues
Facilitating dialogues between religious communities in Western New York. Dialogues in the past year have included the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian Communities.

Multi-Faith Forum
A monthly series designed to address primarily local issues of social concern with a multi-religious vision.

New Religious Leaders Luncheon
October the Network sponsors a luncheon for all religious leaders new to the area. The purpose is to provide some basic orientation to the area and help new religious leaders make connections with each other across denominational and faith community lines.

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES 6:00 PM THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2014 Please join us at the Annual Meeting of the Network of Religious Communities:At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 780 Michigan Avenue (at Goodell Street), Buffalo Our Speakers: Reverend John Welch and Rabbi Ron Symons, Pittsburgh, PA “Learning from our Neighbors: What the Pittsburgh interfaith community can teach us about social justice work in our own community.” Dinner reservation $25.00 per person. Email your reservation. Designate vegetarian or regular meal. [email protected]

KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2.3, Time Warner 1246 and Verizon

11:00 AM SUNDAY JANUARY 4, 2014 KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2.3, Time Warner 1246 and Verizon Fios 479 A program of and about the religious communities of WNY This program contains two (2) segments. In the first segment Brother Clifford Bell, founder of the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration in Buffalo, talks about Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the Annual Celebration of his life in Buffalo. In the second segment on the occasion of World Religion Day and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Dennis Smith of the Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Amherst and Rev Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, Professor of Systematic Theology at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora talk about the meaning, possibilities and limitations of religious unity in our day. Host: Dr. Stan Bratton, CEO, Network of Religious Communities For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 x201 or email [email protected]

CROSSROADS RADIO PROGRAM BROADCASTS

SUNDAY JANUARY 4, 2015 CROSSROADS RADIO PROGRAM BROADCASTS 6:00 AM Sundays WBUF 92.9 FM AND WBLK 93.7 6:30 AM Sunday WJYE 96.1 FM 7:00 AM Sundays WYRK 106.5 FM A program about the spiritual journey and service of guests. 1st Sunday Host: Rev. Patrick Lynch, Department Religious Studies, Canisius College Guests: Mary Lou Wyrobek, President of the Polish Singers Alliance in America and past President of the Polish Chair at Canisius College , and Fr. Benjamin Fiore, S.J., the pastor of St. Michael’s Parish on Washington Street in Buffalo and current President of the Polish Chair at Canisius College. Topic was “Epiphany in the Polish Tradition.”For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email [email protected]

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION AND RELIGIOUS UNITY

> 5:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2014 > KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2 > “DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION AND RELIGIOUS UNITY > > A program of and about the religious communities of WNY > This program contains two (2) segments. In the first segment Brother > Clifford Bell, founder of the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration in > Buffalo Talks about Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the > Annual Celebration of his life in Buffalo. > > In the second segment > On the occasion of World Religion Day and the Week of Prayer for Christian > Unity Dennis Smith of the Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Amherst and Rev > Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, Professor of Systematic Theology at Christ the King > Seminary in East Aurora, to talk with us about the meaning, possibilities > and limitations of religious unity in our day. > > Host: Dr. Stan Bratton, CEO, Network of Religious Communities > For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email > [email protected]

A CONVERSATION WITH THE CEO OF ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER > CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BROADCASTS OVER WKBW TV 7

5:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2014 “A CONVERSATION WITH THE CEO OF ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BROADCASTS OVER WKBW TV 7 A program about Spirituality and Healthcare Guest: Richard C. Cleland, President/COO and Interim CEO, Erie County Medical Center talks about his background and the current initiatives at Erie County Medical Center. Hosts: Dr Stan Bratton, Executive Director/ CEO, Network of Religious Communities and Rev. James Lewis III, Director Spiritual Care Erie County Medical Center For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email [email protected]