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Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

Interfaith program to engage Atlanta clergy, Saudi visitors

ATLANTA -- Several Atlanta religious leaders will engage in an Interfaith Dialogue session with visiting delegates from Saudi Arabia Thursday.

The 10 participants will use the opportunity to share their experiences from the worlds of faith and commerce, focusing on how they have seen fear, stereotypes and suspicions dissipate when people come to a mutual understanding. At the end of the event, the panel will reveal a five-point plan designed to help people become "doers" through interfaith projects.

The event will be moderated by Nick Stuart, a former journalist who has covered the Middle East and produced a number of award-winning documentaries about interfaith relations.

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

A program called, Hope for the Holidays, will be held at the Art House in Buckhead. A hundred local artists will be displaying their creativity from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is being held to benefit a couple of local children’s charities in the area. This benefit will be donating funds to Jerusalem House, the Atlanta Mission, Chris Kids, the Children’s Restoration Network and Sheltering Arms. The Art House is located at 3193 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead.

The McDaniel Farm in Duluth will be holding their fourth annual Civil War Holiday program from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program takes a walk back to 1862 and tells participants how Union and Confederate soldiers marked Christmas during the Civil War. You can visit campsites, watch a drill or even make ornaments for soldiers’ trees.

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

 

ATLANTA – It’s officially Christmas time and now it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer. Pack your loved ones into the family vehicle and take a ride to one of these spots to enjoy the many displays set up all over the metro area. The Where U Live Team has listed a couple of the “Most Popular”, “Most Affordable” and “Longest Running” Christmas displays for you to visit, with your family. Check them out; they are sure to be shining stars over your holiday.  

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights

 

ATLANTA – The forecast may call for cold weather, this weekend, but the Where U Live team has listed plenty of activities to entertain, both, you and your family on this easy going weekend leading up to the holiday. Check them out:

After his retirement on Friday, Regis Philbin will be visiting the Book Festival at the Marcus Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 20 to talk about his memoir “How I Got This Way”. Philbin is scheduled to arrive around 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Zaban Park facility in Dunwoody. Be sure to purchase tickets for this event soon, tickets are guaranteed to sell out; this event will conclude the 20th Edition of the MJCCA Book Festival.

Emory History Minute: Bobby Jones's Shoe

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.

Bobby Jones grew up in Atlanta, learning to play golf at the East Lake Golf Club. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time and is the only player to win the grand slam, all four majors in the same year. But, education was perhaps more important to Jones than golf. He received degrees from Georgia Tech and Harvard before enrolling in law school at Emory, graduating in 1929. In his honor, family and friends formed the Bobby Jones Scholarship in 1976. Every year, four Emory students go to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, for a year, and four St. Andrews students come to Emory.

Emory hosts leadership conference for Latino youth

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University is set to host the 12th annual Latino Youth Leadership conference.

The event, organized by the Latin American Associations, is designed to encourage Latino middle and high school students to explore the options available to them for higher education. It's set to run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

More than 1,000 Latino students from grades 6 to 12 are expected to participate. The event is also set to include sessions for parents to help them navigate the U.S. educational system, educational opportunities for their children, and ongoing efforts to stop bullying and prevent gang activity.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

Emory History Minute: Church School Amphitheater

 

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.   The Church School Amphitheater was the site of Emory Commencement for nearly 20 years in the 1940s and 1950s.  This was also the site of Emory's first televised event, the 1949 graduation ceremony featuring the vice president of the United States Alben W. Barkley as keynote speaker.   To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, visit Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, visit http://www.emory.edu/175.