Wisdom of Our Elders: Looking Back to Go Forward
Thursday 23 March 2017, 10:00am

The Multiregion of URI is offering the first webinar in the Sankofa Webinar Series: "Wisdom of Our Elders: Looking Back to Go Forward."

Join us for a conversation with our three interfaith elders about lessons learned in interfaith peacebuilding work. Imagine the wisdom and life experience our elders can share, offering participants an opportunity to be inspired and recommit themselves to interfaith networking, bridging differences and making a difference in the world!

Our presenting elders will be:

Bishop William E. Swing, Founder and President of URI and author of A Bishop’s Quest;
Joy Jinks, leader of the SAASE Cooperation Circle, the NOWTIME Radio CC, and author of Dynamic Aging: I Intend to Live Forever. So Far...So Good!; and
PK McCary of Think Peace International, Inc. CC and author of the Black Bible Chronicles.

The webinar will be Thursday March 23 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT. Register here. Even if you cannot attend the webinar, we encourage you to register so that we can send you a link of the recording afterwards.

Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” The symbol for Sankofa is based on a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward with its head turned backwards. There must be movement and new learning as time passes. As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten.

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