Unity Center hosts public forum on world religions

The Unity Center of the Heights celebrates the diversity of the Heights with a Civilization Transformation Forum on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. The forum is open to the public, and no registration is required.

Cynthia Rantala, founder and moderator of Civilization Transformation, and founder of Hershey Montessori School in Concord Township, Ohio, will moderate the forum and ask participants, “What is this world coming to? What is happening in this country with all these other religions coming into play here?”

Have you asked yourself these or similar questions? How much do you know about religions other than your own—whatever that “own” may be? The Civilization Transformation panel will explore these and other questions regarding religions, and how we relate to one another.

During the panel discussion portion of the forum, each participant will present and discuss the core values of respective religions while exploring the similarities and differences among them. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

The participants are: Rabbi Stephen Weiss, Senior Rabbi at B'nai Jeshurun in Pepper Pike; Ratanjit S. Sondhe, a Hindu/Sikh; Imam Farooq Aboelzahab, former Head Imam at The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo; and Rev. Tony Senf, Spiritual Director of the Unity Center.

The forum will take place at the Unity Center of the Heights, 2653 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated, and make events like this one possible. For information, call 216-321-7566 or visit www.unitycenteronline.org.

Susan Haberland

Susan Haberland was born in Cleveland and lived in six states, Iran and France, before settling in the Heights. Most of her career was in the chemical industry, in business management and strategic planning. She is a member of Unity Center of the Heights.

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