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Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam hosts 4th Annual Interfaith Conference

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:07 p.m. CDT

JOLIET – Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam will host its fourth Annual Interfaith Conference on the topic “Acts Of Compassion” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. July 13 at 3400 Earl Drive, Joliet. Dinner will be provided.

The annual conference is free and promotes inter-religious awareness, tolerance and respect while encouraging ongoing goodwill dialogue and cooperation among peoples of all cultures and religious traditions. Panelists from major faiths such as Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity will join the conference.


Buddhism: Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee, Chicago Ratna Shri Sangha

Christianity: Father Ed Shea, Franciscan priest

Hinduism: Swami Varadananda, Minister, Vedanta Society of Chicago

Islam: Imam Kareem Irfan, former president of the Council of Religious Leaders, Chicago

Judaism: Yonah Klem, Congregation Beth Shalom

Moderator: Dr. Rajani Patwari

For information, call 815-267-8977 or visit

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