Friday, February 20, 2009

Prayer Service for Baha'is in Iran

Persecution of the Baha'i community in Iran has increased significantly recently. The US State Department has spoken out in protest; you can learn more here:

Local prayer services of support have been scheduled. More details to follow.

Divan Cultural Center: Second Annual Dialogue Dinner

We would like to invite you to Divan Cultural Center's 2 nd Annual Dialogue Dinner which will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 7:00pm at Sheraton Greensboro - Koury Convention Center.

We are inviting distinguished people from different backgrounds including, academicians, religious leaders, public officers, local business people and politicians from the Triad area to promote dialogue and to contribute to the efforts for a more peaceful society.

Prof. Abdullah Antepli from Duke University - Divinity School, Prof. Jerry Pubantz from UNCG - Political Science and Prof. John R. Sopper from UNCG - Religious Studies will be speaking at this year's dinner. The theme of the event is "The Role of Religion in Establishing Peaceful Civilizations"

RSVP is necessary for this event and the invitation is for 2 people. Please kindly RSVP by March 4th via phone (919-386-3464) or e-mail ( Please mention the names of the attendees, and your choice of meal, Chicken Parmesan or Grilled Vegetable Galette.

Please note that this is not a fundraising event, and the dinner will be hosted by Divan Cultural Center. For information on Divan's activities, please visit


Dialogue Dinner Committee

Divan Cultural Center

Monday, February 16, 2009

GROWING IN COMMUNITY --Gardening to Nourish Self and Neighbor

PIC just received information from our colleague John Sopper at UNCG. He has planned an excellent program for Saturday, February 28, on community gardens. The speakers will look at these projects from many points of view, from the practical to the spiritual.