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April 20, 2017

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Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour May 21

We enjoyed beautiful May flowers at Sycamore Hill Gardens on Sunday, May 21. This is an amazing private family garden located  west of the village of Marcellus. We explored nearly 40 acres of breathtaking views: 500 varieties of trees, 200 varieties of flowering shrubs and perennials, ceremonial bells, and sculptures. Bonnie Shoultz from the Zen Center of Syracuse led a Buddhist meditation and Ann Pia guided a series of Tai Chi Chih movements.

Discussion of Death and Dying Concludes Life Cycle Series

The theme of our April 23 Life Cycles program was “Death and Dying.” We had panelists from Buddhist, Methodist, Quaker, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities who shared their experiences, addressing two questions: how death and dying have affected their life personally and professionally, and the principal thoughts, teachings, and rituals of their community about death and dying. For minutes of the meeting click here.

Book Club Discussed ‘Genghis Khan’

Our Book Club met May 22 to discuss Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. The author describes how in nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and stimulated a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made. For information about location, call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817.

Community Events of Interest

Procession of Neighbors in Support of Refuges: A delegation from Women Transcending Boundaries joined people of many faith communities in a procession in solidarity with refugees, Sunday afternoon May 7. Along the route, the procession paused at several faith centers in a gesture of welcome and acceptance. The procession began at the White Branch Library with representatives offering prayers at several faith locations and concluded back at the library. For a brief video of the event, click here.

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build: Women Transcending Boundaries is invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build in Syracuse this fall.

‘Love Is the Answer’ Is Theme of 2017 Interfaith Assembly

The University United Methodist Church hosted our 7th Interfaith Harmony Assembly Feb. 6 on the theme “Love Is the Answer.” The program showcased Syracuse’s increasing diversity, with representatives of the 12 participating faith communities including immigrants from the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, and Africa. For a report of the event, click here.

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