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Bridging Faiths Series

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to offer the Bridging Faiths series. A series designed to encourage awareness and understanding of the diverse community that makes the Palm Beaches a great place to live. Through July and October, we’ll explore topics of fasting, religious attire, pilgrimages, tolerance, respect and forgiveness. Panels of religious leaders will demystify what makes each faith unique and what brings all faiths together.

The Palm Beach County Library System plays a significant role in connecting residents with one another, inspiring thoughtful and enlightening discussions, and enriching lives through the power of open access to information. The Bridging Faiths series is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Prepare Yourself on the Topics

Fasting
Attire
Pilgrimages

Upcoming Events

A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion: Fasting
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 13, 6:30 pm
This discussion is designed to encourage awareness, understanding, and tolerance by highlighting shared themes, traditions or practices among different faiths. This month’s conversation features representatives of various belief systems and focuses on the topic of fasting.
(90 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series
Tequesta Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 2:00 pm
Religion ‒ Its Meaning and Importance. Hinduism ‒ Foundational Texts and Teachings. Waking Up ‒ The Buddha and His Teachings.
Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
Chinese Religion and Cosmology. Judaism ‒ God, Torah and Covenant. Catholic and Orthodox Christianity.
Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series
Tequesta Branch
Sat, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Protestantism and Christianity Today. Muhammad, Qur'an, and Islamic Civilization. Forms of Islam ‒ Diversity among Muslims.
Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Religious Attire: A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm
Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of religious attire.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Pilgrimages: A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 13, 2:30 pm
Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of religious journeys.
(90 min.)
Bridging Faiths Book Discussion: "The Pilgrimage" & "A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful"
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 20, 1:00 pm
Paulo Coelho and Gideon Lewis-Kraus wrote masterful memoirs about their paths to self-discovery. Read one or both titles and join a lively discussion led by staff. Pick up a copy at the research services desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bridging Faiths Teen Book Discussion: “Does My Head Look Big in This?” by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Main Library
Wed, Sep 27, 6:30 pm
Pick up a copy and join the conversation!
(60 min.) Preregister.
CANCELLED - Bridging Faiths Book Discussion: "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground With the Religious," by Chris Stedman
Main Library
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bridging Faiths Book Discussion: "All the Rivers," by Dorit Rabinyan
West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk.
(60 min.)
Tolerance, Respect & Forgiveness: A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion
Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm
Prominent leaders of faith based and community organizations will discuss the importance of tolerance, respect and forgiveness.
(90 min.) Preregister.