PEACE IN THE CITY: The Case of Haifa s Baha'i Gardens, Israel

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "PEACE IN THE CITY: The Case of Haifa s Baha'i Gardens, Israel"

Transcription

1 First European Conference on Tourism and Peace October 21-24, 2008 PEACE IN THE CITY: The Case of Haifa s Baha'i Gardens, Israel Noga Collins-Kreiner Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Israel and Jay D. Gatrell Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 Historical Background The Baha'i Faith is a religion founded by Baha'u'llah in nineteenth-century Persia There are 5 to 7 million Baha'is around the world in more than 200 countries Baha'i teachings emphasize the spiritual oneness of humanity and the underlying unity of the major world religions The Baha'i religion was ranked as the world's second fastest growing religion- 1.7% growth rate Baha'is elect members to nine person Spiritual Assemblies, which run the affairs of the religion at local, regional and national levels

10 The Holy Space Baha'u'llah sanctified Mt. Carmel (Haifa) Holy sites established in Haifa and Acre

11 UNESCO declaration of a World Heritage Site The Baha'i Gardens From 1980 s- A massive expansion of building including: The Archives Universal House of Justice The International Teaching Centre Centre for the Study of Texts Opening of the Baha'i Gardens

12 Features of the Baha'i Gardens Light Greenery Structure (geometry) Esthetics Number (9 or 18 terraces) Length (1 km at a height of 340 meters)

13 Research Aims To examine the different uses of a pilgrimage-tourism shared space To create typologies of visitors and their visiting experiences in a shared space To identify the criteria leading to a winwin situation To suggest recommendations for future development of other sites

14 Theoretical Background The relationship between pilgrimage and tourism merit considerable attention in recent years Modern/secular Pilgrimage - visits to cultural sites, to graveyards, Dark Tourism, Spiritual Pilgrimage and more

15 Dilemmas The visitors & the religious organizations: pilgrims are not tourists as their motives are different The Tourism industry: Pilgrims are akin to tourists as they act similarly and use the local infrastructure As a result: planning and marketing dilemmas: How do you plan, develop and market a site with different meanings?

16 Methods Observations Participant Observations Interviews with: Visitors Baha'i volunteers Tour leaders Local Population Analyzing Internet diaries Newspaper Analysis

17 Findings ( A Love Story ) Excellent relationship of the Baha'i with the local government and the local population in the past 100 years No complaints toward the Baha'i religion, people or site A positive attitude of the local population toward the Baha'i

18 The Reasons Haifa is a secular and tolerant city Haifa is not important to any other religion The Baha'i do not live in Haifa The Baha'i do not conduct any missionary activity The gardens are appropriate to the city's structure, look and image Gradual development over years

19 Economic Benefits Economic contribution to the city (Investment of $250 million) A constant flow of tourists (estimations of 2.5 million tourists between June 2006 and January 2004) "Bringing honey to Haifa: Baha i pilgrims arrive as missile attacks begin (

20 A Tourism Anchor The gardens serve as a major tool of marketing and a major anchor for tourism development of Haifa The gardens became the city s symbol They are prominent features of the city s image

21 Final Criteria 1. Local community: attitudes of local communities to the site 2. Physical site characteristics: size, shape, visibility, scale and adaptation to the environment 3. Perceptions of the site and the religion it stands for 4. Location and importance: religious importance meanings, uniqueness sensitivity 5. Timing: local political timing, international timing, historical timing 6. Development: the rate establishment: gradual, rapid

22 Comparison between the Baha'i and the Mormon case in Jerusalem Criteria Secondary criteria Explanation Mormon Baha'i 1 Physical aspects of the site Size, Shape, Visibility, Scale- Adaptation to surrounding environment- Actual size, Actual shape Is it highly visible? Does it 'fit in'? A high building of unique design. It does not blend with its environment and is very visible There are landscaped Gardens and a few low buildings surrounding the shrine on the slopes of the hill, not dominating the view from its height point. 2 Perception of the site religion The Perceived Image How does the local population perceive the site? The image of the site including size, shape, scale visibility and adjustment Mormon religion and the site are perceived as transgressive missionary and intrusive Harmonic, cooperative and non- missionary image is perceived of both the Baha'i religion and site. Also a tourist site image. 3 Location and Importance of the site Religious Importance- Meaning- Uniqueness- Sensitivity- How important is the location to each group because of current and historical events Most important; together with the symbolism and meaning of Jerusalem to the Jewish state, religion and people and to other religions No importance; Haifa carries no meaning or symbolism to the Jewish state. Not meaningful to other religions or sects 4 Outer Space/ Local communities and attitudes Homogeneity and Unity of Local communities Local citizenry's homogeneity. Ability to 'contain' people of other religions. Intrinsic unity of these communities Conflictual population. Constant friction between the different Christian denominations, between secular and orthodox Jewry Homogeneous secular community with a demonstrated ability of toleration and integration. 5 Timing Local Political Timing- International Timing- Historical Timing- The appropriate time from the local political stand point. Continuous ongoing conflicts viz a viz control in Jerusalem Appropriate political timing. Consensus of opinion in Haifa 6 Development Speed and Progress- A Tourism Aspect The speed of the process and progress? Was it gradual? Was there a tourism aspect? Rapid, Not gradual. Only first suggested in 1979 to build a center. Not touristic Very gradual, step by step process. Acquisition of land and property began in A tourism site

23 The Visitor Experience The Visitor Content Time Space

24 The secular tourist (A structured tour) CONTENT History, Esthetics, technology Non Baha'i leaders A secular narrative Emphasize on the settings Non religious tour TIME Limited time ( minutes) Visiting hours Shrine visiting hours: SPACE Descending the steps Limited Entrance Pre-ordering by phone Giving identifying details Identification at entrance A tour from A to B One tour per day Does not include entry to the shrine and the religious buildings Precise route

25 The Pilgrim: (Part of a spiritual experience) Time Content Unlimited A religious visit Part of a pilgrimage Religious prayers and of 9 days customs Including a visit in the Encirclement of the gardens & buildings shrine Free days Formal activities A spiritual, religious and ritual experience Space The whole space Ascending or descending Entrance to the different buildings A special importance to terrace #10

26 Differentiation between Pilgrimage and Tourism Two different experiences at the site in time, space and content Two Senses of a Place

27 Matching of Two Narratives The Baha'i succeeded because of their social-spatial planning and by emphasizing the gardens secularity A matching between the esthetic narrative of the Baha'i (not the religious one) and the secular-touristic narrative of the city This emphasis made it easy for the city to adopt the Baha i as the city s symbol and as means for tourism development

28 Summary A layered visiting experience which preserves the religious nature of the site but allows the local population to reap secular rewards An existence of a shared space with a differentiation in content, time and space of the experience These practices transform the holy site into a secular shared community asset and thus helps to bridge between the different players of the tourism system and to bring peace into the city

29 Advantages & Contribution This differentiation prevents conflicts: Between the visitors (tourists, pilgrims) Between the Baha'i and the local population Between the Baha'i and the local municipality A win-win situation Suggesting recommendations for future development of other religious/secular sites

30 Thank You! (See you at the Baha'i Gardens )

Touring Map Of Israel: Including City Maps Of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa By N/A

Touring Map Of Israel: Including City Maps Of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa By N/A Touring Map Of Israel: Including City Maps Of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa By N/A If you are looking for a book by N/A Touring Map of Israel: Including City Maps of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv- Jaffa, Haifa

More information

Overview of Korea s Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail

Overview of Korea s Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail Overview of Korea s Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum October 11th, 2016 by Professor David A. Mason International Hotel & Tourism Management, Sejong University, Seoul Wonhyo

More information

GROUPS INDIVIDUALS

GROUPS INDIVIDUALS 1 GROUPS 2016-2017 INDIVIDUALS Traveller Experience Inbound Tours Faith & Religious Tours A Taste of our gastronomy Culture MICE organization (Meetings, incentives, Build your Experience blend Conferences

More information

Female Religious Agents in Morocco: Old Practices and New Perspectives A. Ouguir

Female Religious Agents in Morocco: Old Practices and New Perspectives A. Ouguir Female Religious Agents in Morocco: Old Practices and New Perspectives A. Ouguir Summary The results of my research challenge the conventional image of passive Moroccan Muslim women and the depiction of

More information

STRATEGIC MISSION PLAN

STRATEGIC MISSION PLAN STRATEGIC MISSION PLAN 2016 2022 Introduction 1. Canterbury Cathedral is a holy place of pilgrimage, founded by St Augustine for the worship of Almighty God. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury

More information

Louisiana Department of Education Social Studies

Louisiana Department of Education Social Studies Louisiana Department of Education Social Studies Correlation to Grade Level Expectations Document Pearson Scott Foresman The United States Social Studies GRADE 5 C/SS-7A_G5 Geography The World in Spatial

More information

Motivations for Pilgrimage: Why pilgrims travel El Camiño de Santiago

Motivations for Pilgrimage: Why pilgrims travel El Camiño de Santiago Motivations for Pilgrimage: Why pilgrims travel El Camiño de Santiago Angela Antunes Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal angelalopesantunes@gmail.com Dr. Suzanne Amaro Polytechnic Institute of Viseu,

More information

Key Issue 1: Where Are the World s Religions Distributed? Pages

Key Issue 1: Where Are the World s Religions Distributed? Pages Key Issue 1: Where Are the World s Religions Distributed? Pages 184-195 1. Complete the following chart with notes: 4 Largest Religions Folk Religions Other Religions Unaffiliated % of world: % of world:

More information

AP WORLD HISTORY SUMMER READING GUIDE

AP WORLD HISTORY SUMMER READING GUIDE AP WORLD HISTORY SUMMER READING GUIDE To My 2014-2015 AP World History Students, In the field of history as traditionally taught in the United States, the term World History has often applied to history

More information

Temple, Synagogue, Church, Mosque

Temple, Synagogue, Church, Mosque 94 Temple, Synagogue, Church, Mosque A comparative study of the pedagogy of sacred space Kim de Wildt Interviewer: And why is it important that students gain this knowledge of Islam? Why should they know

More information

Religious Studies A: (World Religion(s))

Religious Studies A: (World Religion(s)) GCSE Religious Studies A: (World Religion(s)) General Certificate of Secondary Education Unit B571: Christianity 1 (Beliefs, Special Days, Divisions and Interpretations) Mark Scheme for June 2011 Oxford

More information

Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium

Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium The Comprehensive Plan for the Formation of Catechetical Leaders for the Third Millennium is developed in four sections.

More information

Pastor s Ministry Review

Pastor s Ministry Review Pastor s Ministry Review By Ryan P. Sandulak Publisher Church Ministry Institute Table of Contents Forward and Introduction p. 4 Chapter 1 The Problem of Pastoral Development p. 5 Chapter 2 The Pastor

More information

EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF SHARIAH REVIEW BY ISLAMIC BANKS IN MALAYSIA

EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF SHARIAH REVIEW BY ISLAMIC BANKS IN MALAYSIA EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF SHARIAH REVIEW BY ISLAMIC BANKS IN MALAYSIA Zariah Abu Samah&Rusni Hassan Abstract The key value proposition offered by Islamic banking and finance is an end-to-end

More information

World Cultures and Geography

World Cultures and Geography McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company correlated to World Cultures and Geography Category 2: Social Sciences, Grades 6-8 McDougal Littell World Cultures and Geography correlated to the

More information

SURPRISING INSIGHTS FROM THE UNCHURCHED AND PROVEN

SURPRISING INSIGHTS FROM THE UNCHURCHED AND PROVEN SURPRISING INSIGHTS FROM THE UNCHURCHED AND PROVEN WAYS TO REACH THEM by Thom Rainer. This is a summary by Terran Williams of the recommended book by Thom Rainer with the above name. The hope is that some

More information

Social Studies High School TEKS at School Days Texas Renaissance Festival

Social Studies High School TEKS at School Days Texas Renaissance Festival World History 1.d Identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in world history from 1450 to 1750: the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the influence of the

More information

CHURCH BUILDING REVIEW SURVEY. for St. Anywhere, Tigercross

CHURCH BUILDING REVIEW SURVEY. for St. Anywhere, Tigercross CHURCH BUILDING REVIEW SURVEY for St. Anywhere, Tigercross Parish Number: 443 Listed: Grade II* Built: 1889 Architect: Conservation Area Status: Aldridge & Deacon Date of latest Quinquennial Church Inspection:

More information

Case Study of the Wilmersdorf Mosque (Berlin):

Case Study of the Wilmersdorf Mosque (Berlin): Ho Yin Leung (3263391, World Heritage Studies, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany); Mohamed Badry Kamel Basuny Amer (3359394, Joint master in Heritage Conservation and Site Management Helwan University,

More information

Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering - 27 th September 2013

Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering - 27 th September 2013 Forth Pilgrim, in association with the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and Fife Tourism Partnership www.forthpilgrim.org/ www.sprf.org.uk/ www.fifetourismpartnership.org/ Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering -

More information

Performance Tasks Causation: Cities and the Rise and Fall of States

Performance Tasks Causation: Cities and the Rise and Fall of States s Causation: Cities and the Rise and Fall of States Setting the Stage Building Block A concept: Students will analyze how the process of state-formation, expansion, and dissolution influenced and was influenced

More information

Chinese policy and the Dalai Lama s birthplaces

Chinese policy and the Dalai Lama s birthplaces 1 / 7 International Campaign for Tibet Chinese policy and the Dalai Lama s birthplaces Date : July 10, 2014 The Dalai Lama turned 79 this week, entering his 80th year on July 6. This ICT report focuses

More information

FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES SYLLABUS

FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES SYLLABUS ZIMBABWE MINISTRY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES SYLLABUS FORM 1-4 Carriculum Developmwent Unit P. O. Box MP 133 MOUNT PLEASANT HARARE All Rights Reserved Copyright (2015-2022)

More information

Top 5 Huge temples in Delhi

Top 5 Huge temples in Delhi Downloaded from: justpaste.it/delhi-tour-packages-temples Top 5 Huge temples in Delhi 1. Kali Mandir, Chittaranjan Park Delhi Kali is a goddess of Hindu believers; the word meaning of Kali is beyond time

More information

Framing the Essential Questions: A Tool for Discerning and Planning Mission 6

Framing the Essential Questions: A Tool for Discerning and Planning Mission 6 Retreat #2 Tools Tab 89 Framing the Essential Questions: A Tool for Discerning and Planning Mission 6 I beg you... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions

More information

6a: Factors Contributing to Tolerance and Intolerance in the History of Al-Andalus

6a: Factors Contributing to Tolerance and Intolerance in the History of Al-Andalus 6a: Factors Contributing to Tolerance and Intolerance in the History of Al-Andalus Author: Ernest O Roark Overview and Purpose of the Lesson: The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with an understanding

More information

POINTS FOR MISSIONARY ANIMATION AT PROVINCIAL LEVEL SCHEME

POINTS FOR MISSIONARY ANIMATION AT PROVINCIAL LEVEL SCHEME POINTS FOR MISSIONARY ANIMATION AT PROVINCIAL LEVEL SCHEME Introduction: This weekend of ongoing formation is an occasion for sharing the missionary dimension of our human, Christian and salesian vocation,

More information

The Harmonic Shield. Holographic Shield Technology. Developed by Mashhur Anam.

The Harmonic Shield. Holographic Shield Technology. Developed by Mashhur Anam. The Harmonic Shield Holographic Shield Technology Developed by Mashhur Anam www.lifeharmonized.com The Harmonic Shield The purpose of using the Harmonic Shield is to create and maintain a sacred, protected

More information

Religion and Global Modernity

Religion and Global Modernity Religion and Global Modernity Modernity presented a challenge to the world s religions advanced thinkers of the eighteenth twentieth centuries believed that supernatural religion was headed for extinction

More information

Project 1: Grameen Foundation USA, Philippine Microfinance Initiative

Project 1: Grameen Foundation USA, Philippine Microfinance Initiative These sample project descriptions illustrate the typical scope and level of depth used to solicit student applications. Project descriptions should be submitted using IDC_Client_Application_Form.doc. Project

More information

VISION WE ARE THE CHURCH. First Presbyterian Church, Houston

VISION WE ARE THE CHURCH. First Presbyterian Church, Houston VISION 2020 WE ARE THE CHURCH First Presbyterian Church, Houston The Critical Question... What type of church are we going to be? Compelled by the love of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we carry

More information

World History: Patterns of Interaction

World History: Patterns of Interaction McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company correlated to World History: Patterns of Interaction Category 7: World History, Grades 9-12 McDougal Littell World History: Patterns of Interaction

More information

DIAKONIA AND EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF THE DIACONATE IN THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Joseph Wood, NTC Manchester

DIAKONIA AND EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF THE DIACONATE IN THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Joseph Wood, NTC Manchester 1 DIAKONIA AND EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF THE DIACONATE IN THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Joseph Wood, NTC Manchester Introduction A recent conference sponsored by the Methodist Church in Britain explored

More information

United States Clonazepam Industry 2016 Market Research Report

United States Clonazepam Industry 2016 Market Research Report Published on Market Research Reports Inc. (https://www.marketresearchreports.com) Home > United States Clonazepam Industry 2016 Market Research Report United States Clonazepam Industry 2016 Market Research

More information

The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election. John C. Green

The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election. John C. Green The Fifth National Survey of Religion and Politics: A Baseline for the 2008 Presidential Election John C. Green Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics University of Akron (Email: green@uakron.edu;

More information

HISTORY 1400: MODERN WESTERN TRADITIONS

HISTORY 1400: MODERN WESTERN TRADITIONS HISTORY 1400: MODERN WESTERN TRADITIONS This course provides students with an opportunity to examine some of the cultural, social, political, and economic developments of the last five hundred years of

More information

Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem Introduction For many Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, the most important and meaningful thing they will do while in the city is walk the Via Dolorosa, the route that Jesus took

More information

Muslims In America: A Short History (Religion In American Life) By Edward E. Curtis IV READ ONLINE

Muslims In America: A Short History (Religion In American Life) By Edward E. Curtis IV READ ONLINE Muslims In America: A Short History (Religion In American Life) By Edward E. Curtis IV READ ONLINE Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). Muslim Americans are using three primary strategies to promote

More information

USE OF THESES. Australian National University

USE OF THESES. Australian National University Australian National University THESES SIS/LIBRARY R.G. MENZIES LIBRARY BUILDING NO:2 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CANBERRA ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA TELEPHONE: +61 2 6125 4631 FACSIMILE: +61 2 6125 4063

More information

THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA IN DEVELOPING MALAYSIA'S ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA IN DEVELOPING MALAYSIA'S ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INDUSTRY الا كاديمية العالمية للبحوث الشرعية ISRA International Shari ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK OF MALAYSIA IN DEVELOPING MALAYSIA'S ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INDUSTRY Prof. Dr. Mohamad

More information

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism UNIVERSAL RELIGION

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism UNIVERSAL RELIGION Christianity, Islam, and Judaism UNIVERSAL RELIGION Branch a large & fundamental division within a religion RELIGION Denomination a division of a branch that unites local congregations BRANCH BRANCH BRANCH

More information

TEMPLE BETH OR CONGREGATIONAL JOURNEY TO ISRAEL

TEMPLE BETH OR CONGREGATIONAL JOURNEY TO ISRAEL TEMPLE BETH OR CONGREGATIONAL JOURNEY TO ISRAEL Tel Aviv Haifa Akko Safed Golan Heights Jerusalem Dead Sea Masada Dates June 14 to 26, 2017 Cost $3000 ground estimated $1500 EL AL air estimated Highlights:

More information

DORDRECHT, A CITY OF WATER, HISTORY AND CULTURE

DORDRECHT, A CITY OF WATER, HISTORY AND CULTURE DORDRECHT, A CITY OF WATER, HISTORY AND CULTURE Dordrecht is situated about 100 km from Amsterdam. The city embraces its rich history as a prominent trading center. Dordrecht is a water city, the water

More information

SPIRITUAL MOUNTAIN DRAWS THOUSANDS TO TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

SPIRITUAL MOUNTAIN DRAWS THOUSANDS TO TEXAS HILL COUNTRY For Immediate Release: May 16, 2014 Contact: TCKF Office (830) 928 7774, office@thecomingkingfoundation.org SPIRITUAL MOUNTAIN DRAWS THOUSANDS TO TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Kerrville, TX Thousands of people from

More information

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. By Brett Lucas

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. By Brett Lucas HUMAN GEOGRAPHY By Brett Lucas RELIGION Overview Distribution of Religion Christianity Islam Buddhism Hinduism Religious Conflict Distribution of Religions Religion & Culture Everyone has values and morals

More information

Paradigm shift in the Church: New wine vs. old wineskins

Paradigm shift in the Church: New wine vs. old wineskins Paradigm shift in the Church: New wine vs. old wineskins (Mk.2:18-22) Pastor David C. Dixon Introduction: The US has a new president, and his entrance into office last Friday set off a tidal wave of protest

More information

Prentice Hall United States History 1850 to the Present Florida Edition, 2013

Prentice Hall United States History 1850 to the Present Florida Edition, 2013 A Correlation of Prentice Hall United States History To the & Draft Publishers' Criteria for History/Social Studies Table of Contents Grades 9-10 Reading Standards for Informational Text... 3 Writing Standards...

More information

Verband Evangelischer Bekenntnisschulen Association of Christian Evangelical Schools VEBS

Verband Evangelischer Bekenntnisschulen Association of Christian Evangelical Schools VEBS Verband Evangelischer Bekenntnisschulen Verband Evangelischer Bekenntnisschulen 1. What is the primary mission of the Christian school movement in Germany? 2. What are the primary challenges and opportunities

More information

Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed?

Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Pages 183-191 ***Always keep your key term packet out whenever you take notes from Rubenstein. As the terms come up in the text, think through the significance

More information

Summer Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics)

Summer Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics) Long Range Plan Summer 2011 Revised Fall 2012 & 2013 (Revisions in italics) St. Raphael the Archangel Parish is a diverse community of Catholic believers called by baptism to share in the Christian mission

More information

BEECHWOOD WAY. Section 110 Charity Pathway SECTIONALS THE. Cemetery Foundation Fondation du cimetière

BEECHWOOD WAY. Section 110 Charity Pathway SECTIONALS THE. Cemetery Foundation Fondation du cimetière THE BEECHWOOD SECTIONALS Section 110 Charity Pathway WAY Cemetery Foundation Fondation du cimetière As you enter Beechwood from the St-Laurent Gates, this section reveals itself, slowly rising up alongside

More information

World religions. Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity. Introduction

World religions. Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity. Introduction World religions Comparing and contrasting Hinduism and Christianity Introduction The topic of world s faiths and religions brings to mind a lot to be spoken about. The World today is characterized by people

More information

GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants

GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants GRANTS FOR MINISTRIES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE United States Applicants Application due JUNE 1 st (FOR 2016 FUNDING) Return application to: Young People s Ministries Attn: Grants Administrator PO Box 340003 Nashville,

More information

BIBLE NUMBERS IN THE GREAT PYRAMID INTRODUCTION

BIBLE NUMBERS IN THE GREAT PYRAMID INTRODUCTION BIBLE NUMBERS IN THE GREAT PYRAMID INTRODUCTION PREFACE Do the measurements in the Great Pyramid (GP) tell a story that fits together with the story told by the numbers in the Bible? Yes! The arrangement

More information

Financing Public Infrastructure Using Sovereign Sukuk

Financing Public Infrastructure Using Sovereign Sukuk Financing Public Infrastructure Using Sovereign Sukuk Salman Ahmed Shaikh Markets fail in the provision of public goods. Public goods are non-rival and non-exclusive. This creates the problem of free riding.

More information

Reform and Renewal in every generation Diocese of Rochester

Reform and Renewal in every generation Diocese of Rochester Reform and Renewal in every generation Diocese of Rochester Rev Angus MacLeay and Mr Philip French, General Synod Rochester Diocesan Synod, Saturday 14 th March 2015 with thanks to: David Jennings, Resource

More information

brief visit to the graves of such world- renowned figures as Fedor Dostoevskii and Petr

brief visit to the graves of such world- renowned figures as Fedor Dostoevskii and Petr Julia Seeley- Hall Tikhvin Cemetery and Alexander Nevsky Lavra: Intersections of Secularism and Religion in St. Petersburg Many visitors to St. Petersburg would not consider their trip complete without

More information

CURRICULUM FOR KNOWLEDGE OF CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE AND ETHICS

CURRICULUM FOR KNOWLEDGE OF CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE AND ETHICS CURRICULUM FOR KNOWLEDGE OF CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE AND ETHICS Dette er en oversettelse av den fastsatte læreplanteksten. Læreplanen er fastsatt på Bokmål Valid from 01.08.2015 http://www.udir.no/kl06/rle1-02

More information

Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem Comparative World Religions Sample Lessons, Materials, The Planning and Framework Resources 141 Map of Old Jerusalem Old City of Jerusalem The Cityscape of Jerusalem LESSON 11 LESSON 11 What Makes Jerusalem

More information

Roger Finke Penn State University

Roger Finke Penn State University Spiritual Capital: Definitions, Applications, and New Frontiers Roger Finke Penn State University Prepared for the Spiritual Capital Planning Meeting, October 10-11, 2003. Spiritual Capital: Definitions,

More information

RRE4205 The three religions in contemporary perspective

RRE4205 The three religions in contemporary perspective RRE4205 The three religions in contemporary perspective Course content This module builds on the course, The Emergence of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and discusses how the religious traditions of

More information

Best Practices: Strengthening Respect for Religious Pluralism on Mt. Zion

Best Practices: Strengthening Respect for Religious Pluralism on Mt. Zion Best Practices: Strengthening Respect for Religious Pluralism on Mt. Zion June 2016 Contact: Sharon Rosen Co-Director, Jerusalem office Search for Common Ground PO Box 49411 9149302 Jerusalem +972 25 81

More information

2017 National Collegiate Landscape Competition Brigham Young University

2017 National Collegiate Landscape Competition Brigham Young University 2017 National Collegiate Landscape Competition Brigham Young University March 15-18, 2017 (rev. 3/6/2017) Qualifying Exams: Testing Center in BYU CONFERENCE CENTER Tuesday, March 14 10:00 am 10:30 pm Wednesday,

More information

Journal (5 minutes): Can war make peace? Is so, why? If not, why not? Review (10 minutes): Go over previous day s exit slips/vocab Quiz

Journal (5 minutes): Can war make peace? Is so, why? If not, why not? Review (10 minutes): Go over previous day s exit slips/vocab Quiz Day 3 Peloponnesian War Objectives: SWBAT: 1. Identify the causes and effects of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars 2. Identify the major players in the two wars 3. Summarize the events of the two wars

More information

The Golden Ring of Russia

The Golden Ring of Russia The Golden Ring of Russia The name Golden Ring designates a chain of ancient medieval towns lying to the northeast of Moscow that includes some of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in all Russia

More information

Rodef Shalom clergy will begin each class with a short discussion that relates to the theme.

Rodef Shalom clergy will begin each class with a short discussion that relates to the theme. Class Title: Jewish Life in the Baltic States and Belarus Instructor: Christine Beresniova Format: 5 class sessions; 1.5 hours each Dates: July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18 Time: TBD Overview:

More information

Benjamin C. Pykles. Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America.

Benjamin C. Pykles. Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America. Benjamin C. Pykles. Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America. Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press, 2010 Reviewed by Richard K. Talbot D uring a recent coordination

More information

The Discernment Process for Ordination to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Washington

The Discernment Process for Ordination to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Washington The Discernment Process for Ordination to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Washington Introduction All Christians are called to ministry by the Holy Spirit who calls us and empowers us to serve. One ministry

More information

Some Aspects of Paganism in Modern Scotland

Some Aspects of Paganism in Modern Scotland RME Unit: Paganism Year: S3 + (Approx. 50 min lessons) 1 Religious and Moral Education: Some Aspects of Paganism in Modern Scotland RME Unit: Paganism Year: S3 + (Approx. 50 min lessons) 2 A Curriculum

More information

LEADERSHIP PROFILE. Presbyterians joyfully engaging in God s mission for the transformation of the world. Vision of the Presbyterian Mission Agency

LEADERSHIP PROFILE. Presbyterians joyfully engaging in God s mission for the transformation of the world. Vision of the Presbyterian Mission Agency LEADERSHIP PROFILE Executive Director Presbyterian Mission Agency An agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Louisville, KY Presbyterians joyfully engaging in God s mission for the transformation of

More information

What s a Liberal Religious Community For? Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Burley, Washington June 10, 2012

What s a Liberal Religious Community For? Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Burley, Washington June 10, 2012 Introduction to Responsive Reading What s a Liberal Religious Community For? Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Burley, Washington June 10, 2012 Our responsive reading today is the same one I

More information

Studies of Religion. Changing patterns of religious adherence in Australia

Studies of Religion. Changing patterns of religious adherence in Australia Studies of Religion Changing patterns of religious adherence in Australia After the Second World War thousands of migrants gained assisted passage each year and most settled in urban areas of NSW and Victoria.

More information

Susanna Wesley Foundation Conference Changing Church Case study: The Diocese of Bangor. Siôn Rhys Evans

Susanna Wesley Foundation Conference Changing Church Case study: The Diocese of Bangor. Siôn Rhys Evans Susanna Wesley Foundation Conference 2017 - Changing Church Case study: The Diocese of Bangor Siôn Rhys Evans 1,500 years ago... The Diocese of Bangor is one of six dioceses that make up the Church in

More information

Development status of Jain pilgrimage centers in Maharashtra

Development status of Jain pilgrimage centers in Maharashtra International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development Online ISSN: 2349-4182, Print ISSN: 2349-5979, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.72 www.allsubjectjournal.com Volume 3; Issue 9; September 2016;

More information

Lahore University of Management Sciences. FINN 441 Islamic Banking and Finance Fall Semester 2014

Lahore University of Management Sciences. FINN 441 Islamic Banking and Finance Fall Semester 2014 FINN 441 Islamic Banking and Finance Fall Semester 2014 Instructor Dr. Saad Azmat Room No. SDSB-413 Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday (4:15-5:15) Other times by appointment only Email saad.azmat@lums.edu.pk

More information

D. B.I.L.T.: Beliefs. 1. What people believe influence what they do, say, wear, eat, etc.

D. B.I.L.T.: Beliefs. 1. What people believe influence what they do, say, wear, eat, etc. D. B.I.L.T.: Beliefs 1. What people believe influence what they do, say, wear, eat, etc. Does this have to be associated with an organized religion? What would be an example of your beliefs influencing

More information

Jews in the United States, : Milton Gordon s Assimilation Theory Revisited

Jews in the United States, : Milton Gordon s Assimilation Theory Revisited Jews in the United States, 1957-2008: Milton Gordon s Assimilation Theory Revisited 1. Introduction In 1964, sociologist Milton Gordon published Assimilation in American Life: The Role of Race, Religion,

More information

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 166 ( 2015 ) International Conference on Research Paradigms Transformation in Social Sciences 2014

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 166 ( 2015 ) International Conference on Research Paradigms Transformation in Social Sciences 2014 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com ScienceDirect Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 166 ( 2015 ) 7 11 International Conference on Research Paradigms Transformation in Social Sciences 2014

More information

Americans Views of Spiritual Growth & Maturity February 2010

Americans Views of Spiritual Growth & Maturity February 2010 Americans Views of Spiritual Growth & Maturity February 2010 1 Table of Contents Methods... 3 Basic Spiritual Beliefs... 3 Preferences... 3 What happens when we die?... 5 What does it mean to be spiritual?...

More information

The Sanctuary: Hope in Hebrews. Richard M. Davidson Andrews University Theological Seminary

The Sanctuary: Hope in Hebrews. Richard M. Davidson Andrews University Theological Seminary The Sanctuary: Hope in Hebrews Richard M. Davidson Andrews University Theological Seminary Resources Richard M. Davidson, Christ s Entry Within the Veil in Hebrews 6:19-20: The Old Testament Background,

More information

Teaching Israeli Studies at Saint Louis University. Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit University ranked by U.S. News and World Report 86 th

Teaching Israeli Studies at Saint Louis University. Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit University ranked by U.S. News and World Report 86 th Julia R Lieberman Saint Louis University (lieberjr@slu.edu) AIS June 14, 2011 Panel: Teaching Israeli Studies on the Periphery Teaching Israeli Studies at Saint Louis University Saint Louis University

More information

BELIEFS: A THEORETICALLY UNNECESSARY CONSTRUCT?

BELIEFS: A THEORETICALLY UNNECESSARY CONSTRUCT? BELIEFS: A THEORETICALLY UNNECESSARY CONSTRUCT? Magnus Österholm Department of Mathematics, Technology and Science Education Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC) Umeå University, Sweden In

More information

Architecture 1 MA CULTURAL SCIENCES ESSAY CC De Grote Post B-architecten DE RYCKER AARNOUD

Architecture 1 MA CULTURAL SCIENCES ESSAY CC De Grote Post B-architecten DE RYCKER AARNOUD Architecture 1 MA CULTURAL SCIENCES ESSAY 2015-2016 CC De Grote Post B-architecten DE RYCKER AARNOUD Table of contents 1. Introduction... p.3 2. Personal observation... p.4 3. Conclusion... p.9 4. Bibliography...

More information

CONGREGATION SELF STUDY

CONGREGATION SELF STUDY CONGREGATION SELF STUDY 02-17-2014 Date Prepared: I. For The Record Name and Location of Congregation: E-Mail: WEB Site: Social Media: Circuit Counselor: Address: Phone: E-Mail: Social Media: Vacancy Pastor:

More information

Stewardship, Finances, and Allocation of Resources

Stewardship, Finances, and Allocation of Resources Stewardship, Finances, and Allocation of Resources The May 2003 Survey Table of Contents HIGHLIGHTS... i OVERVIEW...ii STEWARDSHIP IN CONGREGATIONS... 1 Approaches to Stewardship... 1 Integrating Stewardship

More information

Regional Map of the Middle East and Map of Israel

Regional Map of the Middle East and Map of Israel Regional Map of the Middle East and Map of Israel Israel 101: Pages 2-3 Rationale and Goals This unit is designed to lay the foundations for studying modern Israel. Students will learn about Israel s position

More information

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016 Parish Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Survey Respondent Profile Quantitative research in the form of a parish-wide survey o Administered at all Masses during one weekend

More information

Studies of Religion II

Studies of Religion II 2017 HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION Studies of Religion II General Instructions Reading time 5 minutes Working time 3 hours Write using black pen Write your Centre Number and Student Number at the

More information

THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH POLICY RESEARCH THE POLITICAL LEANINGS OF BRITAIN S JEWS APRIL 2010

THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH POLICY RESEARCH THE POLITICAL LEANINGS OF BRITAIN S JEWS APRIL 2010 THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH POLICY RESEARCH THE POLITICAL LEANINGS OF BRITAIN S JEWS APRIL 20 About JPR JPR, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, is a London-based independent research unit and think-tank

More information

JESUS TRAIL TOUR 6 DAY ITINERARY NAZARETH TO TIBERIAS THROUGH CANA

JESUS TRAIL TOUR 6 DAY ITINERARY NAZARETH TO TIBERIAS THROUGH CANA JESUS TRAIL TOUR 6 DAY ITINERARY NAZARETH TO TIBERIAS THROUGH CANA We are glad to introduce our special hiking and adventure "Jesus Trail" tours, which include 5 nights accommodation and 5 hiking days.

More information

monks and the camera Hans Georg Berger Text from: Monks and the Camera Buddhist Photograph in Laos ISBN:

monks and the camera Hans Georg Berger Text from: Monks and the Camera Buddhist Photograph in Laos ISBN: monks and the camera Hans Georg Berger Text from: Monks and the Camera Buddhist Photograph in Laos ISBN: 978-1 - 941811-03 - 090000 Available at: www.ananthabooks.com Hans GeorG BerGer Photographs of Laos:

More information

PAGE(S) WHERE TAUGHT (If submission is not a book, cite appropriate location(s)) CALIFORNIA HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PAGE(S) WHERE TAUGHT (If submission is not a book, cite appropriate location(s)) CALIFORNIA HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, Silver Level '2002 California History-Social Science Standards for Public Schools (Grade 8) HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ANALYSIS SKILLS CHRONOLOGICAL

More information

Is Anybody Wrong? I. Introduction. II. Is Anybody Wrong?

Is Anybody Wrong? I. Introduction. II. Is Anybody Wrong? Is Anybody Wrong? I. Introduction. A. Religious Pluralism. 1. There is a trend in our country and in the world toward a pluralistic type of society. 2. Definition. a. The acceptance and tolerance of many

More information

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS Description The Strategic Planning Process is an exciting time of utilizing results from the Take Your Church s Pulse instrument, as well as further work and prayer together

More information

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. Washington DC, October 28, 2017

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. Washington DC, October 28, 2017 A Response to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church Document Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium: Towards

More information

The Global Religious Landscape

The Global Religious Landscape The Global Religious Landscape A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 ANALYSIS December 18, 2012 Executive Summary Navigate this page: Geographic Distribution

More information

1 COSMOLOGY & FAITH 910L

1 COSMOLOGY & FAITH 910L 1 COSMOLOGY & FAITH 910L COSMOLOGY & FAITH By John F. Haught, adapted by Newsela Since the beginning of human existence on our planet, people have asked questions of a religious nature. For example, what

More information

BANK OF UGANDA THE WORKSHOP ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC BANKING OPERATIONS ORGANIZED BY TROPICAL BANK LIMITED. Speech

BANK OF UGANDA THE WORKSHOP ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC BANKING OPERATIONS ORGANIZED BY TROPICAL BANK LIMITED. Speech BANK OF UGANDA THE WORKSHOP ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAMIC BANKING OPERATIONS ORGANIZED BY TROPICAL BANK LIMITED Speech By PROF. EMMANUEL TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE GOVERNOR, BANK OF UGANDA NOVEMBER 28, 2016 -

More information

Studies of Religion Focus Day Mastering Short Answer Responses

Studies of Religion Focus Day Mastering Short Answer Responses Studies of Religion Focus Day Mastering Short Answer Responses H9 coherently and effec=vely communicates complex informa=on, ideas and issues using appropriate wriben, oral and graphic forms The demands

More information

The 2007 Jewish Community Study of the Lehigh Valley. Main Report Volume I: Chapters 1-7

The 2007 Jewish Community Study of the Lehigh Valley. Main Report Volume I: Chapters 1-7 The 2007 Jewish Community Study of the Lehigh Valley Main Report Volume I: Chapters 1-7 Ira M. Sheskin, Ph.D. Director of the Jewish Demography Project of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary

More information