Temple to host an interfaith conference
June 20, 2012 2:00PM
Updated: July 22, 2012 6:07AM
JOLIET — Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam — Temple Of Harmony, 3400 Earl Drive, will host its second annual Interfaith Conference from 3-5:30 p.m. June 30.
Spiritual leaders and monks from Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Unitarianism and Christianity will discuss “Sustaining Our Faith In Everyday Life.”
“Modern life has become more and more fast-paced, stressful and mechanical. Taking the time to explore our own essential nature and values has taken a back seat in daily life due to pressure and emphasis on material achievements and prosperity,” explained Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, director of Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam.
Panelists will share their own understanding, experience and practice of “faith.”
“The annual conference will promote interreligious awareness, tolerance and respect while encouraging ongoing goodwill dialogue and cooperation among peoples of all cultures and religious traditions,” Giri said.
The event is free and open to all and includes complimentary dinner.
For information, visit www.kriyavedanta.org or call 815-267-8977