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Dharmic Seva and Vivekananda: The Catalyst to Building Pluralistic Communities 21 July , 2011

The Dharmic American community has an immense, untapped potential to serve at home and abroad. Dharmic Seva can become a catalyst to strengthening and building pluralistic communities. Our ancient expression,Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The Whole World is One Family) is a key principle driving Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) as we prepare for the first historic briefing at the White House, followed by the conference at Georgetown University.

The theme of the event is “Energizing Dharmic Seva (Service): Impacting Change in America and Abroad,” and is designed to inspire all toward community service. We will explore ways to further strengthen America through service and honor those within our community who have served, are serving and will serve. We have an impressive slate of speakers coming to share their perspectives.

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Area Students Recognized for Faithful Leadership 14 April , 2011

Six high school students were honored by their Wilmette faith communities at the second annual North Shore Interfaith Leadership Award event held April 10 at the Bahá’í House of Worship. The honorees were selected by their congregational leaders and were chosen for their excellence in servant leadership, active participation in their community of faith and their passion for service to others locally, nationally or globally.

Youth from the Bahá’í Friends (Nasreen Rahmani), Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah (Eliana Fisher), Congregation Sukkat Shalom (Laren Stremmel), First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (Christian Alexander), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Lucy Myers) and Trinity United Methodist Church (Catherine Jameson) spoke passionately about serving in faith. They were presented with Hearing the Call Across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service, and a certificate of recognition. The event featured interfaith music and readings presented by members of Wilmette Interfaith Religious Leaders, the sponsors of the event.

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