The 2nd Annual Summit of Faiths, an interfaith conference in Akron Oct. 5 through 8, is more than just learning about different religions; it aims to humanize these traditions and develop a foundation of unity, fellowship and love, enabling people from different backgrounds to find commonality to benefit the larger community.
Organized by the Akron Peace Project and part the Akron Peace Month events, the Summit of Faiths brings together leaders from traditions including Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Paganism, among others, for dialogue and learning.
The schedule includes “Just Love: Dialogue,” Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the University of Akron Student Union, third floor. The event is free and open to the public.
The “Just Love Conference” takes place Saturday, Oct 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Our Lady of The Elms, 1290 W. Market St. This even also is free.
On Sunday, Oct. 8, the Summit will wrap up with a screening of the new documentary, “The Chosen People?” followed by a discussion. Through conversations with a range of experts, Akron filmmaker Joshua Gippin explores a central tenet of Judaism as God’s chosen people, along with its competing narrative with other religions. The movie screening takes place 2 to 4 p.m. at Temple Israel, 91 Springside Dr. in Akron. Tickets are $10 and scholarships are available upon request. Learn more at www.chosenpeoplefilm.com.
Summit of Faiths represents the crescendo of Akron Peace Month, which brings a series of conferences, entertainment and family-friendly activities to Akron from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Detailed information and schedule of Summit of Faiths and Akron Peace Month events may be found online at www.akronpeace.love.