All right, let's go over this just one more time.
The annual Kansas City Festival of Faiths is on, and two major events are happening this week.
Should you go to them? Of course. Will I? You bet.
So I'm going to tell you again what they are:
* Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, based in Chicago, will be the keynote speaker tomorrow night at Beth Shalom at 9400 Wornall. The link I've given you to the Festival of Faiths above will tell you how to attend, though I hope by now you have tickets for you and everyone you know. I'll be moderating the Q&A after Eboo speaks, so come with some good questions.
* The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's annual Table of Faiths luncheon will be Thursday. Click here for details and a way to get tickets. This year the luncheon will honor youth involved in interfaith work, which I wrote about in the Faith section of The Star a week ago Saturday.
There are other events on the Festival of Faiths schedule, too, but for sure you shouldn't miss these two this week.
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WHY FEAR INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS?
And speaking of things interfaith, Peter Steinfels, a great religion writer, has done this piece for The New York Times about two books that draw on various religions. I frankly don't understand the fear some people have about interfaith relations and even learning about other religious traditions. Failing to learn means staying ignorant, which is the breeding ground of fear.