Goodwill GoodGuides Offers “Teaching Tolerance” SeriesFebruary 2, 2016, Press Release
JOHNSTOWN, PA, February 2, 2016— Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, through its GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program, has planned a series of talks to educate individuals on the different religions and spiritual traditions throughout the world in order to help facilitate tolerance. The seven-part series entitled “Teaching Tolerance” runs February 11 through May 5 and will be offered at the Goodwill Administrative Offices at 540 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown, in the third floor conference room from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
To address the growing need for understanding in our community, GoodGuides is partnering with Wendy Henderson, the Senior Pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Johnstown and GoodGuides mentor. Each session will offer an overview of a religion/tradition, discuss its culture, and provide an appropriate snack.
Teaching Tolerance, Seven-Part Series
February 11: Buddhism, presented by Wendy Henderson, Calvary United Methodist Church and Michael Daquila, AmeriCorps/GoodGuides
February 25: Hinduism, presented by Wendy Henderson, Calvary United Methodist Church and Michael Daquila, AmeriCorps/GoodGuides
March 10: Islam, presented by Samaah Izmirli Sbeitan, Appalachia IU8 Advisor, Islamic Religion and Middle Eastern Culture
March 24: Judaism, presented by Wendy Henderson, Calvary United Methodist Church and Michael Daquila, AmeriCorps/GoodGuides
April 14: Christianity, presented by Reverend Jeff Conn, Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, Johnstown
April 28: Atheism, Agnosticism, Unitarian Universalist, Earth Religions, and African Religions, presented by Wendy Henderson, Calvary United Methodist Church and Michael Daquila, AmeriCorps/GoodGuides
May 5: Panel Discussion, All
Seeking Religion/Spiritual Tradition Representatives
The Goodwill GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program also requests assistance from any practicing individuals from a religion or spiritual tradition who would like to be part of this series or represent one that is not listed.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
For more information or to offer to lead a session, please contact Cindy O’Connor, GoodGuides Program Manager at (814) 536-3536, ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at www.gicv.org.