Once again, the SCN Congregation is participating in the 15th annual Festival of Faiths underway November 4-9 in Louisville, Ky. The theme this year is “Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life.” Most events are taking place at The Henry Clay, a historic building at 604 South Third St., in downtown Louisville. This will include exhibits, speakers and parties (even a First Friday Trolley Hop event with Wendell Berry and Jim James of My Morning Jacket). Exhibits are a central part of the Festival as they offer a unique opportunity to explore both the rich diversity of our community’s faith traditions as well as our shared values. This year’s theme of sacred soil brings to mind many things: land, dirt, earth, clay, ground and all that comes forth from them. Please come out and visit the SCN booth located on the 4th floor of the Henry Clay building in the lobby/common area across the reading room and outdoor courtyard. We are very excited about the booth and we thank the folks who helped put it together.

Last night, Wednesday, November 3, members of our SCN family attended the opening procession of the Festival of Faiths in the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street, Louisville. This event kicked off the Festival and emphasized the importance of interfaith understanding and cooperation in our community. All our Houses of Worship, civic and educational leaders, and government officials were invited to attend. SCNs Mary Elizabeth Miller and Susan Gatz participated in the procession. Several noted leaders were present, including the new Mayor of Louisville who visited with the Sisters.

To view photos from the Festival of Faiths, please click here.

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