Interfaith forum to address faith’s role in politics

 JACKSONVILLE, Florida (September 26, 2012) — “Faith’s Role in Politics” is the timely topic of discussion for the upcoming “Promoting Peace Through Understanding Interfaith Forum” at All Saints Episcopal Church.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the sanctuary. The forum brings together a diverse, politically experienced panel of local lay people from the Anglican, Muslim, Jewish, Episcopal, Shia Ismaili and Mormon faith traditions exploring faith’s role in politics. Panelists for the church’s fourth interfaith forum event include:

Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF Associate Professor of Finance

Warda Ali, Florida Coastal School of Law student/law clerk

District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer

Dr. Sol Brotman, Sol G. Brotman DDS

Dr. Matthew T. Corrigan, UNF Political Science & Public Administration Chair

Rev. Tom Deppe, All Saints Episcopal Church

Kathleen Thomas, former candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois

The panel will be moderated by blogger and longtime local journalist, Tricia Booker. A short reception will follow in the church hall. Questions will only be accepted prior to the event. Please send panelist queries and event RSVP to Hillary at All Saints Episcopal Church,

“Interfaith dialogue is critical as our world becomes more diverse and interrelated.  We are pleased to help promote civil conversation in such a anxious, fractious world,”  said Fr. Tom Deppe, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are not necessary, but are encouraged and will help with costs associated with sponsoring these important community events. Organizers ask that guests RSVP to the email address above. An invitation to the event is attached.

Right on! All Saints Episcopal Church is a welcoming, vibrant family of Christians who have been worshipping and serving God in Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood since 1885. Called by Christ to grow spiritually, the church’s mission is to be in community with others and to make known His love through word and deed. The All Saints family is a lively blend of young families, teens, single individuals and older adults who are fed by the church’s many spiritual, educational, musical, pastoral and outreach ministries. The church campus also is home to the All Saints Care Center, the city’s only intergenerational care facility serving infants, preschoolers and adults. All are welcome to worship during 8 am. and 10:30 a.m. services each Sunday. Childcare is available and Sunday School is offered to school-aged children. For more information, visit the church website at or on Facebook and Twitter. To reach the office, call (904) 737-8488. The church is located just two miles south of San Marco Square at 4171 Hendricks Avenue.

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