PeopleFest! | Interfaith Field Trip: A Tour of 3 Local Faith Communities
When: Saturday, August 5 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Where: Three local faith communities
Details: Free, Pre-registration required (for both individuals riding the bus and those driving separately)
Journey with us as we explore a handful of local faith communities as a group. Interfaith Circle is partnering with Community Education to offer this FREE interfaith tour as part of PeopleFest!. Community members are encouraged to join us on a bus tour (space is limited), which will include visits to all of the faith communities in the tour. People are also welcome to drive themselves and join us for any or all of the tours. The schedule is as follows:
11:20: Meet at Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple (parking is available onsite)
11:30: Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple Tour
12:30: Masjid Al-Tawba Tour
1:30: Tu Viện Tây Phương Buddhist Meditation Center Tour
2:30: Return to Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple
Upon arrival at each site, you will be welcomed by a member of that faith community, who will provide the group with a tour and briefly share a bit about their religion (tours are educational in nature). This is a unique opportunity to learn about other religions first-hand, in a friendly and inclusive environment. Come with questions; respectful inquiry is encouraged!
Out of respect for the faith traditions we are visiting, participants are asked to wear long pants. We also ask participants to refrain from smoking for the duration of the field trip.
Additional information for those interested in taking the bus:
- Participants are responsible for getting to the first site, where there is ample parking.
- Children are welcome to join the tours, but the bus is not able to accommodate car seats.
- Please note a $5 no-show fee will be charged to those who reserve a spot on the bus and do not attend. Cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, August 3 to avoid this fee.