Memphis Inter-Religious Group
page added to April 10, 2018
HISTORY PAGE - some notes on past
some are placed
here so people have the contact info-
(Yes, I've noticed they aren't in the right
order - I just move things in batches from the "events"
I'll try to fix this someday. Does anyone actually
read this page? Maybe it needs to be replaced by a blog, or
discussion, for example.)
January 1. Open house at the
Indian Cultural Center and Temple.
Food available (charge) 9 am to 8
pm. Prayers start at 6 am.
wonderful opportunity to visit;
dress well covered, no jeans. A
good chance to socialize.
January 2 First
Tuesday evening: Catholic
Ministry to Gays and Lesbians, Pot
Luck supper, all welcome. 6;30 PM.
Speaker follows. Marian Hall, under
the sanctuary at Immaculate
Conception Cathedral. 1695
Parking lot is at the rear, around
8 AM - New
Jan 5, 2918.
Tranquility retreat for Women
(Roman Catholic sponsorship.) suggested donation $210.
(731) 548-2500 debbie.voyles
Sunday, January 7, noon-2 PM.
Unity Church of Practical
meeting of a "Master Mind"
Sunday Jan. 7, 2018
The Memphis "Let People
Vote" group meets at
6:30PM at Shady Grove
TYhis group is meeting the
second and fifth Mondays in
January, instead of the usual
second and fourth)
Jan 7, 6 PM Feast of Lights
service at St Mary's
Episcopal. (Youth program
at 4 PM)
January 8, Memphis Lynching
Sites Project meeting
at First Baptist Church (200
East Parkway North) from 5:00 -
7:00pm. Join us as we
install officers, board, and
staff for 2018.
January 9, Second
Tuesday: Pax Christi, the Roman Catholic
peace group, pot luck supper at 6:30 PM,
meeting at 7. Friends Meeting House, Walnut Grove at
Jan 10, 8
major Jewish comedian,
Thursday Jan. 11,
Panel Discussion at
Crosstown Arts Galleries (1350
Concourse Ave., Suite 280)
from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Tom
Carlson will be one of the
panelists to reflect on the
art exhibit now showing there
on race and violence and
inspired by work on uncovering
lynching stories. The
exhibit was organized by
Professors Earnestine Jenkins
and Richard Lou of the
University of Memphis Art
Department, both of whom have
been important friends of the
January 14, St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Rabbi
Micah Greenstein will teach at 10 AM and preach at 11
and Sharing the Light"
January 14, noon-2pm. Unity
Church of Practical Christianity. Cosmic Clock Workshop
January 15, 2018, Martin Luther King,
Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr., the National Civil
Rights Museum will host daylong
performances, youth-centered edutainment,
the museum experience, and opportunities for
34th International Blues Challenge
January 16, 5:00 pm-January 20, 10:00
January 17, Wednesday, 7:30
PM Memphis Islamic Center, Panel
discussion about a visit to Jerusalem.
join us WEDNESDAY at 7:30 for a special
panel reflection with Sh. Yasir Qadhi and
members who traveled with him from Umrah
to Jerusalem this past winter. Panelists
will feature Sh. Yasir, Dr. Alim
Khandekar, Dr. Muhammad Nizar, and Br.
Abdi, who are local here in our
Jan 19, Friday,7-10 PM.
Habitat Memphis, fundraising dinner, music, whiskey
tasting, auction, etc.
At Crosstown Concourse. $75 each, $125
couple, if reserved by Jan 18, higher at
reserve at https://www.memphishabitat.com/toolboxbash
January 19, evening, Masjid
Congregational Business Meeting and dinner.
(starts with brief prayer service about 5:30
January 19, Special Cantorial service
(Hebrew religious music), Chabad. Also a
Service 6 PM,
Dinner 6:30, please reserve for dinner by
the 17th, $25 dinner
January 20, 2 PM. Indian Cultural Center
and Temple. Annual
Congregational Business Meeting.
January 20. Saturday
11 AM. Masjid As-Salaam. Edward Ordman will participate in
a panel discussion of shared aspects of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The main
subject is "Justice". Lunch follows.
January 20, 5-7 PM. Nation
of Islam, Mosque 55, Annual Savior's Day
Banquet. $20. http://mosque55.com/
873 Vance Ave.
January 20, Saturday noon. The Juvenile
Justice Project is hosting bi-monthly
meetings with community members to discuss
issues in Hickory Hill that are affecting
our youth and how we can come together to
solve them. As time goes on we will be
building a youth cohort who will work with
us to tackle these issues. Our next meeting
will be Saturday, January 20 at 12:00 pm at
Leonard's BBQ (5465 Fox Plaza Dr, Memphis,
TN 38115). Please RSVP to
email@example.com if you or someone
from your organization can attend this
meeting so we know how big of a table to
get. We are also open to discussing
alternative times and days for future
meetings to ensure as many of you can
participate as possible.
January 21, Indian Cultural Center and
for Saraswathi. 10 AM, 6 PM (refreshments
"Goddess Saraswathi is the
Goddess of learning, who is divine knowledge
personified. The sound of Her celestial
Veena awakens the notes of the sublime
utterances of the sacred monosyllable, "OM".
She bestows the Knowledge of the supreme,
mystic sound, clarity of thought and
nobility of ideas as represented by Her pure
dazzling white clothes, with the hands
holding the veena and books seated on the
white lotus. We worship Goddess Saraswathi
to gain knowledge, dispassion, devotion and
January 22, Launch
of Hillel at Rhodes College. Hors d'oevres at 4:45, program at
2nd floor, Palmer Hall, Rhodes
College. RSVP crichardson at
There is a bus available from 6560 Poplar
(Jewish Community Center), 4 PM, if you
reserve by Jan 18.
Jan 22. Moral Mondays
Monday, January 22 • Hope Presbyterian
Church, 8000 Walnut Grove Road
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. – Speaker
(Formerly Pastor of Riverside Church, NY)
TABLE TALKS, dinner and discussion, 6:15 –
MASS GATHERING with guest speaker, 7:30 – 9
The dinner will fill up, register
Register for the
speaking at 7:30: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eesjnuhu00a1ea8c&oseq=&c=&ch=
January 25, 5:30-7:30. Neighborhood meeting,
Klondike Smokey City, at Dave Wells
Community Center, 915 Chelsea Ave.
Food provided. Discussion of mapping
the neighborhood with a view to campaigning
for more or better school bus routes.
January 25, Thursday,
Hour?? Unity Church of Practical
On January 25, we will be showing the John of God film.
The next 3 days (Jan 26-28), we will have the rare opportunity to
have a John of God Crystal Healing bed on our campus, with the
appropriate trained practitioners. booked here.
God film. Appointments will be
necessary and can be booked
January 28th, 4:00 pm “Citizens Check an Unchecked
President: How Tennessee Can Help Prevent War with North Korea”
- a public talk by Diane Randall,
Executive Secretary of FCNL(Friends Committee on National
Legislation), a Quaker lobby in the public interest. At First
Congregational Church 1000 Cooper St. Memphis 38104.
Sponsored by Memphis Friends Meeting (Quakers).
Monday Jan. 29, 2018 Memphis Lynching Sites
Project meeting at
First Baptist Church (200 East Parkway North) from 5:00 - 7:00pm
Jan 30, 3 PM. Winter Term Recital. Beethoven Club, 263
(This seems not to be on their website at http://www.beethovenclubmemphis.org/;
get on their mailing list!) Clarinet, Violin, Piano. Works
by Khatchaturian, Ysaye, Rosza. more.
Feb 1-28, Art Exhibit by photographer John
Noliner, "A peace of my mind", Memphis Theological Seminary
Gallery talk by the artist, Feb 16, Friday, 11:30-1, Great Hall,
Founders Hall, Memphis Theological Seminary
February 1, New Interim Rector
arrives at St, John's Episcopal. Rev.
Charles “Dean” Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia
February 2, 8:15 PM -Musical service at Temple Israel.
"Join us for Unplugged Shabbat, a new way to experience Shabbat
through a music-centric, relaxed service. Held at a later time
than our traditional services, February's Unplugged Shabbat will
feature the incredibly talented Nefesh
Mountain! Pioneers of a
new sound - where Jewish Spirit and Soul meet with Bluegrass and
Old-time musical traditions - husband and wife team Eric Lindberg
and Doni Zasloff, blend their love for both of these rich
traditions and create a new genre."
Feb 4, Sunday, 1-4 Jewish Historical Society of
Memphis - Historical Bus Tour of Memphis.
Leaves from Memphis Jewish Community Center Parking Lot. $18
for members, $25 for nonmembers.
Limited to one busload. Contact Phyllis Griskind at 573-5701 or
lorrainedwolf at gmail.com
Feb 5, 7:30 PM. Monday. Organ Concert, St. Mary's Episcopal. "From a blank staff to performance and
publication" The compositional process: a
recital-presentation on transforming preliminary concepts into
music that is played.
Feb 6. First Tuesday. 6:30 PM supper, 7 PM speaker. Catholic Ministry to Gay and Lesbian Persons.
(All are welcome to attend, no need to bring food on your
first visit.) Marian Hall, under the sanctuary at
Immaculate Conception Cathedral (parking in rear is
Dr. John Kaltner will be leading us in a discussion on
biblical interpretations next Tuesday at 6:30 in
Marian Hall. As in previous years, Dr. Kaltner has
selected specific topics for the group to discuss together and
this year's topic is: "What the Qur’an
has to say about human sexuality with particular attention
paid to how it presents the Lot story".
Come and join us for an enlightening conversation from an
excellent presenter with vast knowledge on the topic. You
will not be disappointed!"
February 7, 6:30 PM, Memphis
Campaign for Nonviolence, meeting at the Commons on Merton
258 N. Merton St. Memphis, TN 38112
Feb 7, 7 PM free film, Brooks Museum. A person is more important than
anything else... (29 minute film)
…, is driven by the cadence and intonation of James
Baldwin’s voice, for Baldwin was also an orator whose
delivery was almost as forceful as his ideas.
Artist Hank Willis Thomas weaves various audio, images,
and video together including news clips, speeches, and
interviews, in a fluid-moving, digital stream of
consciousness that connects Baldwin’s 20th century
discourse with the concerns and urgencies of the 21st,
highlighting issues of race, gender, class and sexuality.
Commissioned in 2014 by NY Live Arts for the Year of James
Baldwin, this multi-channel installation brings history to
the fore, inspiring us to re-imagine our relationship to
the contemporary moment.
9, traditional Jewish Sabbath dinner at Chabad.
Charge. (also a wedding dinner) RSVP by Feb 7.
Feb 10 11 AM. Baron Hirsch Synagogue. Rabbi
Hayyim Angel, who teaches at Yeshiva Univ., will
lecture on "Biblical Archaeology and Torah - Do they
Have to Agree?" (This will be part of a
service staring at 9 AM. It is OK to just come for the
talk at 11.) Rabbi Angel is a traditionalist, but
my experience is that Jewish creationists and Muslim
creationists rarely see any conflict with science.
Rabbi Angel will give two more talks, Saturday at 4:15
pm and after the brief 5 PM service (with
refreshments). Enter the driveway at 500 S. Yates
February 10, 5 PM, Concert,
Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean, Memphis, TN. Adam Bowles,
program at https://mailchi.mp/31120ed8dd73/concertsfive-tomorrow-december-1282641?e=053a4e2a7d
February 10, 8:00 PM, The Halloran Center at the
Orpheum. Jewish comedian Robert Klein, fundraiser
for Temple Israel. $100 Orchestra, $75 Balcony. http://orpheum-memphis.com
Feb 11, Sunday, 4 PM. Luna Nova Concert,
St. Mary's Episcopal.
Feb 11, 1 PM, First Congregational Church.
Reception for art exhibit by John Noltner, "A
Peace of My Mind",
sponsored by Memphis Theological Seminary. 1000
Cooper St. Light Refreshments.
<<"A Peace of My Mind" is a
multimedia arts project built around the simple
question, “What does peace mean to you?” Founded in
2009 by award-winning Minnesota photographer John
Noltner, the project began as his effort to rediscover
humanity in an increasingly polarized
Feb 11, 1 PM. Jewish Community
Center,. film, Sammy Davis Jr.,
I've Gotta Be Me. 100
$7, less for members.
Feb 12 - I'm not sure I'd regard this as "interfaith
comfortable" but note it is happening. 6:30 PM,
Woodmont Bible Church Pastor Lyndon Allen speaking
at the U of Memphis University Center, Fountain View
Room, event entitled "A night to honor Israel".
Sponsored on campus by the Young Americans for
Monday Feb. 12, 2018 Memphis Lynching Sites Project
meeting (speaker change)
at First Baptist Church (200 East Parkway North) from
5:00 - 7:00pm. Historian Zann Nelson of Culpeper,
Virginia will be speaking. She is an award-winning
journalist authoring investigative feature articles and
more than 600 columns entitled "Buried Truth" and
"Zann's Place". Ms. Nelson has been doing research
on a major project in African American history which
includes a lynching in Virginia. She will share
the tragic account of young Allie Thompson's arrest,
kidnap and murder by lynching in Culpeper County.
Virginia in 1918, She will be in Memphis on a tour
of Southern States.
Feb 13, 7:30 PM. Jewish Community
Center,. film, The Exception
107 Minutes (WW II, German soldier falls in love
with Jewish woman in the Netherlands. See link for
$7, less for
Feb 13, 5:30 PM. Mardi Gras supper, St. Mary';s
Episcopal. "We will be fundraising for Latino
Memphis. Food, music, beads, FUN for people of all ages!
Bring your tastiest dessert for the dessert competition. Save
the date to join us! More details to follow..."
Feb 13, 5:45 PM. Chili dinner at Holy Communion Episcopal
(Shrove Tuesday). $10, $25/family. Chili contest.
Burn last year's palm branches in the patio.
Feb 13, Hooks Institute Documentary Viewing, Hooks
Documents. Orange Mound Community Center,2572 Park
Avenue. Q&A to follow the films.
February 14 Shen Yun
Dancers at Orpheum. (CHANGED - used to be both Feb 13
and 14. If you reserved for the 13th, call the box office.
Ticketmaster issues automatic refunds for Feb 13) A
spectacular show, highly recommended, but on the expensive
side. I understand this to be a Fundraiser for Falun Gong, a
Chinese Christian group opposed by the PRC government.
Tuesday? 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Beth Sholom Synagogue. Lecture
and discussion, Steve Haynes (Prof
at Rhodes College) - “The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating
Discipleship in the Era of Obama and Trump.” (IO am tiold
that this is likely to be an excellent discussion of
theologian Bonhoeffer's reaction to Hitler (Bonhoeffer was a
minister the Nazis executed for treason), not primarily a
talk about American politics. https://www.bsholom.org/events
February 14, Wednesday. ASH WEDNESDAY, the start of the
Christian season of Lent. Many churches have
special services this day; in many it is the custom to put a
spot of ash on the forehead of the worshipers, often the ash
is made by burning pal;m leaves saved from the previous
year's Easter celebration. This is a period of
semi-mourning or at least somber reflection, recalling
Jesus' time in the wilderness before he went to Jerusalem
where he was executed.
Service at Balmoral Presbyterian 6:45 PM
Holy Communion Episcopal 7 AM, Noon, 6:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Cathedral 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 7 PM
(The ADDRESS PAGE here has links to many other house of worship
many church home pages show service times or have links to
event calendars etc.)
Feb 15, 6 - 8:30 PM. Nonviolent Communication Skills
Workshop. by Mid South Peace and Justice Center, at the
Crosstown Concourse. Fee (if you can afford it).
Feb 15. Hooks Institute Documentary Viewing. Ida B. Wells
Documentary Focus Group Viewing. Hattiloo Theater, 37 S.
Cooper St. RSVP's required, available starting January
February 16. Artist's talk, see Feb 1.
February 18, Sunday, Jewish Community
Center, Movie at 5 PM "Hummus The Movie"
Movie $7, less for members, Israeli, mixed language,
English subtitles, 72 minutes. People of multiple faiths and
nationalities find a shared love for hummus. DINNER at 6:15 PM,
must RSVP for dinner by Feb 12.
Dinner $23, discount for members.
February 21, Third Wednesday. Words3, the writers group
at Holy Communion Episcopal. 5 PM
February 22, 9 AM- 3PM Youth & Adult Grassroots Leadership
Conference, (by MidSouth Peace and Justice Center)
at Wooddale Middle School, 467 Castleman St, Memphis 38118
Free, but register by Feb 22. https://midsouthpeace.org/event/youthadult2018/
February 22-25, Second Presbyterian Church - World Missions
Conference. Several days of programs, see
I think some talks are free, there is a charge for meals?
The main speakers has experience with mission work in Saudi Arabia
and in China
22, 7:30 PM. Jewish Community Center,. film, Big Sonia.
93 Minutes. US, English $7, less for
Adventures of a 91-year-old businesswoman with a
history... Info and Trailer at
Feb 22, Thursday, 7 PM. Concert,
Acoustic Eidolon "Music for the Soul", Balmoral Presbyterian
February 23 - Lynching Sites of Memphis will be attending an event
at 1 PM, a "Community Remembrance" event for Madison county - I
think this will be at Jackson State Community College, but no
doubt more information will arrive.
February 24, I AM A MAN March, to honor the Sanitation Workers
of 1968. City Hall, Registration starts 9 AM, event at 10
AM. Live entertainment, speakers, fellowship.
February 24, 2-5 PM at MIFA, Youth Workshop by Facing
History. Sponsorship by MIFA, BRIDGES, 901 Ummah (a Muslim
group.) (An event for 50 Muslim Youth, reported here for the
record. Legacy of MLK, writing letters to Meals on Wheels
Feb 4, 11 AM.
Music at Jewish Home and Rehab. Nefesh Mountain. Funny
Music wit ha Jewish Twist, for kids, seniors, and all in
between. Free and open to everyone. 36 Bazeberry Rd,
Cordova (way out Walnut Grove...)
Feb 9-25, play opening Friday Feb 9, "The Elephant's
Graveyard", at First Congregational Church.
The odd circumstances leading to the lynching of an
elephant in Tennessee in 1916.
Fridays and Saturdays 8 PM, Sundays 4 PM, through Feb
25. Spirituals by the Memphis Christian Ensemble 30
mimutes before the show; discussion afterwards on Sundays.
Tickets $15-20, earn more and reserve at
14, 7:30 PM. Jewish Community Center,. film, Fever
at Dawn 114 Minutes.
Hungarian, English subtitles. Recovery from war and
disease. Trailer at link.
$7, less for members.
events for Black History Month at GPAC/
February 25, Purim Carnival at Temple
Israel, starts 11:30 AM. No admission, children's
game pass starts at $2.50, lunch $5.00
Feb. 26, 2018 Lynching Sites of Memphis
at First Baptist Church (200 East Parkway North) from 5:00 -
February 27, Civil Rights Museum. Free. Reception
6:00, talk and panel 6:30. The Poverty Report: Memphis
Since MLK. Brad Watkins of MSPJC, Wendi Thomas of
MLK50, Rev Stacy Spencer of MICAH and New Directions,
Feb 27-28, Holmes Lecture Series of Memphis Theological
Seminary. Nonviolent Social Change, 50 Years Later.
Bernard Lafayette, Jr. (Freedom Rider, SNCC, etc.)
Tues Feb 27, 7:30 PM, St Paul Baptist Church, 2124 E Holmes
Weds Feb 28, 11:10 AM, Lindenwood Christian Church 2400 Union
(at East Parkway).
Open to all. Free. Colloquia Credit available. http://www.MemphisSeminary.edu
27, 7:30 PM. Jewish Community Center,. film, Monsieur
Mayonnaise 94 Minutes
$7, less for members.
English language, film-noir style, Australian artist
travels seeking his family's past
Feb 28th, PurimSpiel at Temple Israel.
Purim in a minor Jewish holiday commemorating events in the
Old Testament Book of Esther. It is a fun holiday but
not taken very seriously (remember that Ian Fleming, the
author of James Bond, said that James Bond was based on Esther
- it is fun to reread Esther with that in mind.) Temple Israel
puts on a Purim Play (a comedy, "Spiel" has the same double
meaning as "play" in English) which is one of the highlights
of the musical year in Memphis - all music lovers should come.
This year it will not as directly follow the Purim story, but
will be a revue and take-off on music of the Beatles.
Refreshments start 5:45, babysitting form 6, costume parade
and show at 6:30. Free,
open to all. Arrive early for good seats.
The orthodox synagogues will have a joint Purim meal (dressing
in costumes encouraged) March 1 at Baron Hirsch Synagogue.
"'Round the World Grand Buffet". $25 per adult, $10 per child,
$100 family cap. Reserve at synagogue office, 683-7485. Likely
to be sold out, so reserve.
Wed, Feb 28th, 7:00 PM @ National Civil Rights Museum.
Indie Memphis (the independent film group) presents a program
of Memphis short films related to Martin Luther
King. (I have been told, second-hand, no charge) One of
the eleven short films concerns a local lynching.
(Need I also mention that there is a Wednesday
evening 2/28 program at Calvary, Rev Winnie Varghese of
and a wonderful talk on Biblical interpretation at the Weds. night
dinner at Holy Communion? What an evening.
Five events I wish I could go to all of...)
March 1, Thursday, Purim party and dinner, Chabad.
March 1. reception 5:30, lecture at
6 Marcus Orr Lecture,
"Zakhor", "Never Forget" and the meaning of
commanded memory. Prof Marjorie Hass of Rhodes College, at
University of Memphis, Memphis Room, 340 Univ Center (parking
garage on Zach Curlin)
March 1. Hooks Institute Fundraiser, ticket charge. Hooks
African American Male Initiative Benefit. U of M Holiday
Inn, 3700 Central Ave. Ticket link at http://www.memphis.edu/benhooks/
Friday March 2, 2018 Bryan
Stevenson, from the Equal Justice Initiative will be
speaking at Hope Church (8500 Walnut Grove Rd) from 7:30 -
"... Shelby County
Public Defender Stephen Bush and Just City CEO Josh Spickler
praised the work of social rights activist and author Bryan
Stevenson. He will join author Brian Fikkert (When Helping
Hurts) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Hope Presbyterian in
Germantown. CHC is partnering with Agape Child & Family
Services in the event. If you would like a sponsor ticket,
contact Sherry Murphy at 324-8998. Additional tickets are
available, $15-30, at agapemeanslove.org. "
March 3. Open house at all local Mosques. A chance to
visit and talk with your Muslim neighbors. 10 AM - 3 PM.
Middle east food. Free. The list of mosques is on the poster at
March 3. Saturday, American Association of University Women.
Meet & greet, 10:15 AM, speaker 10:35 AM.
(Meeting open to all) Poplar-White Station Library, 5094
Poplar (in front of the skyscraper)
March 3, 1-4 PM.
Meet Local Candidates. (County, State, US candidates invited)
Sponsored by TENNESSEE NURSES ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 1 AND
THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY
FREE and Open to the Public
1:30 p.m. Introduction of Candidates Emcee: Greg Hurst, WREG-TV
Where: University of Memphis University Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
499 University St., Memphis, TN 38152
Parking: FREE at the Zach Curlin Parking Garage, 505 Zach Curlin
Sunday, March 4. Installation of Rabbi Sarit Horwitz at
Beth Sholom Synagogue. Torah study at 9:30 AM,
installation at 10:15, followed by a "reservations-only"
March 6, Sunday, 8AM-7PM. Islamic
Art Exhibit, Cordova Library 8457 Trinity
Rd. Memphis, TN 38018
March 10 (New Date) Mid-South Peace and
Justice Center annual fundraising dinner.
Living the Legacy of Nonviolence, with Rosa Clemente
First Congregational Church. Reserve
at http://midsouthpeace.org 725-4990
suggested donation $35 with dinner, $10 general admission, no
one turned away.
March 11, Sunday, 2 PM. Women of Achievement,
Social and awards meeting (refreshments),
University of Memphis Holiday Inn, Central at University of
Memphis. $35, RSVP.
March 12, Monday, 5:30-8:30 PM. MORAL MONDAYS IN MEMPHIS.
Temple Israel • 1376 East Massey
Road 5:30pm Gathering Reception
6:30pm Worship led by Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Rev. Traci
Blackmon, guest preacher
7:10pm Living the Legacy Today Panel sponsored by Yale Divinity
Flier at http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Moral-Mondays-in-Memphis--March-12-at-Temple-Israel.html?soid=1110009660710&aid=w4C7NM_lUxs
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef2v14301feac9af&oseq=&c=&ch=
Tuesday March 13m 7 - 8:30 PM MICAH monthly meeting
at Idlewild Presbyterian Church
ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATE PLUS A SPOTLIGHT ON VOTERS'
RIGHTS. 1750 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope. https://www.micahmemphis.org/
March 15, Thursday reception 5:30,
lecture at 6 Orr Lecture, The Discourse of Crime and Gang
Violence in the Urban Landscape of Central America
by Prof Susan
Berk-Seligson of VanderbiltUniv. At U of Memphis, Shelby
Room, 342 Univ Center.
March 15 - Rhodes College Lecture
(7pm, Blount Auditorium; 6:30pm reception)
MacArthur Fellow Marc Shell will discuss
his recent book Islandology, from literary islands to
contemporary environmental catastrophes.
March 15, 6 PM. Prayers at India Cultural
Center and Temple, Eads. Masa Shivaratri - Shiva Abhishekam
March 17, 10 AM Saturday. Health and Legal Clinic. free
screenings and advice.
Gaston Community Center.
1046 S 3rd
St, Memphis, TN 38106 (Part of the 16th Annual
Muslims in Memphis program)
March 17, 5 PM Family
Night, Masjid Ar-Rahman. All welcome. (Part of
the 16th Annual Muslims in Memphis program)
Imam Anwar is an excellent speaker, very
clear English. The topic of the talk is "Family Rights".
Potluck supper (if it is your first time, noi need to bring
March 17. How can one miss St. Patrick's Day at
St. Patrick Catholic Church?,
477 South 4th St, http://stpatsmemphis.org
Mass 10 AM followed by pot luck brunch;
7 PM Organ Concert to benefit the organ restoration fund - one of the
great historic organs of Memphis
March 18 (part of 10 AM Sunday Service)
Calvary Episcopal - the bell choir from Texas,
MARCH 18. Sunday FEED THE HUNGRY. meal
One of the highlights of the interfaith year in Memphis!
Starts at Noon at Pleasant View School. People
from many faiths and all over the city assemble to package
emergency food packets for refugees. Several hours;
it's fine to come after church even if you arrive
late. (Part of
the 16th Annual Muslims in Memphis program)
1888 Bartlett Road, Memphis. Directions on the address page.
March 18. 7 PM. India Cultural Center and Temple. Ugadi/Guti
Padwa (The New Year, in many parts of India)
Prayers at 7 PM followed by refreshments, hence a good
chance to visit with people in addition to seeing the
March 19. Monday Holy Communion
Episcopal, Come Hear Father Greg Boyle;
His Work with Gangs is Among Most Ambitious on the
Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest in Los Angeles, will
speak at Holy Communion at 7 p.m. March 19.
He founded Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains
former gang members through a range of businesses the
March 20 - 3rd Tuesday. Pax Christi, the Roman Catholic
Peace group (all are welcome!) meets at the Quaker meeting
house, Walnut Grove at Prescott. Potluck supper 6:30,
speaker at 7.
February 15 - March 23, Lenten Lecture Series at
Calvary Episcopal downtown. Talks 12:05-12:40 Tuesday
through Friday, breakfast or lunch 11 - 1:30, also speakers
Wednesday evenings with soup and salad (charges for meals.) Park
free and free shuttle bus from St. Mary's Episcopal on Poplar, if
you don't want to drive or park downtown. Here are just a
few of my personal favorites - look at the online list at http://www.calvarymemphis.org/lentenpreaching
and tell me who else I need to mention here.
Tours of the church 11:30-11:45 Tuesday and Friday.
Have you missed one you want to hear? On line (also previous
Dan Matthews, Feb 15&16; Barbara
Lindblad evening Feb 21, noon Feb 22&23.
March 7 - poets evening. (Change, Buddy Stallings has an illness
in the family)
Micah Greenstein, March 8&9.
Becca Stevens, March 15&16, evening
Gregory Boyle S.J., March 19 7 PM at Holy
Communion Episcopal, March 20 noon Calvary
Bashar Shala noon March 21 and March
21 evening; Steve Stone March 22.
(Steve may have to be
out of town the evening of March 21, but will be there March
Rev, Naomi Tutu (daughter of
Desmond Tutu) March 23.
March 9 - April 24, Mid South Woodturners Guild exhibit at Ross
Gallery, Christian Brothers University Library.
M-Th 7:45 AM-11 PM; Fri 7:45-4:30, Sat 12-4,
Sun 1-11 PM
March 9 - May
2, Claudia Tullos-Leonard, Looking at the World,
exhibit at Ross Gallery, Christian Brothers University
M-Th 7:45 AM-11 PM; Fri 7:45-4:30, Sat
12-4, Sun 1-11 PM
March 10. 11 am. Interfaith Trilogue at
Masjid As-Salaam. Love and Compassion. Muslim, Christian, Jewish
panelists. Brief presentation, then discussion. Then lunch
(free, open to all) (Edward Ordman on panel)
March 23, Friday. 7:30-9:30 PM. America, The
Land for You and Me. A program on the Civil
Rights Legacy, Main speakers are Yasir Qadhi, one of the great
Muslim teachers (a Memphian) and also the daughter of Muhammad
Ali. The Great Hall, Germantown. RSVP needed. If you haven't
gotten to a few other "Muslims in March" events, don't miss this
one. Qadhi is a remarkable speaker.
March 24. 10 AM "March for our Lives" -
in sympathy for the Florida shootings, so in a sense an
From Clayborn Temple (290 Hernando Street) to Civil Rights
Museum, 10 AM-Noon.
March 24- 25 India Cultural Center and Temple invites
your family and friends to Akhanda Tulasi Ramayan Parayanam
(Continuous 24 hour recitation) Saturday, 10:30
AM to Sunday, 10:30 AM 12006 Hwy 64 E, Eads
March 24-25 On TV "Hope and Fury:
MLK, the Movement and the Media" airs Saturday night (March 24) at
7pm Central on NBC and Sunday night (March 25) 8pm Central on
24, Saturday, Muslim Fest10 AM - 6 PM, Agricenter. 7777 Walnut Grove, at Germantown Rd.
Food, speakers, entertainment, vendors.
(Part of the 16th Annual Muslims in Memphis program)
Followed at 6 PM by COMEDY NIGHT (Charge
for the comedy show)
March 25. Jewish
Historical Society. Lecture. Jewish Community Center (2 PM)
"Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running our of money or
breaking a hip"
(Dr Ruizen, Chief Wellness Officer,Cleveland Clinic) http://www.jhsmem.org
March 26, Monday, 5-7 PM, Lynching Sites of Memphis project at
First Baptist Church.
(200 East Parkway North)
March 26. Movie at Clayborn
Temple. Indie Memphis, "The Quiet One" 7
March 28, Wednesday, 12-1:30 Memphis Theological Seminary. Dr
Henry Logan Starks Awards ceremony and luncheon (fundraiser), at
Graceland Guesthouse. Fundraiser, $120. Sponsorships,
tickets, etc., call 901-458-8232
March 31. Saturday 4 PM Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche will be
leaving for a year returning to Namdroling Monastery in
South India on April 1st. There will be a Bon Voyage party
for him on Saturday, March 31st at Pema Karpo from 4:00 to 5:30
Frayser Raleigh Road, Memphis, TN 38128
Easter & Passover come at the
same time this year, as is not uncommon/ (Jesus went to Jerusalem
to celebrate Passover, leading to the Easter events, but modern
church/synagogue calendars don't always agree so smoothly.)
Like the Christmas season, there are far too many events for me to
list; I'll put a very small sample here.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6:45 PM. Service at Balmoral
Presbyterian. Dr. Phyllis Blackstoner, Storyteller.
Good Friday, March 30. Noon. There is an outdoor
"Stations of the Cross" service, walking to places downtown
significant in the last days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Meet at noon at St. Patricks, near FedEx Forum)
AT 5:30 PM March 30 there is a remarkable interfaith
(Christian) service at Lindenwood Christian Church, based on
the "Seven last words", seven last sayings of Jesus, with
orchestral and choral pieces in between the brief talks by
ministers of different Christian groups. Program at http://www.lindenwoodcc.com/our-ministries/worship-and-music/good-friday-service
Saturday March 31. Easter egg hunt, 3rd grade and under,
10-11 AM, Second Presbyterian Church (many others, elsewhere)
March 31. Saturday 6 PM Passover Seder at Temple Israel.
This annual dinner is fascinating to visitors, with a lot of
Jewish stories and songs. This year it will also contain a lot
of Martin Luther King references. RSVP by March 23. Charge.
Register at https://wrjtempleisraelsisterhood.wildapricot.org/event-2807327
Sunday April 1. 6:30 AM
(check this) Sunrise service at Memphis Botanic Garden. Also a
Sunrise Mass at the Catholic cemetery.
April 2, Campaign NonViolence
Well be gathering
tomorrow evening, Monday, April 2nd at
Jasons Deli, 3473
Poplar Ave Memphis 6pm.
We'll continue our conversation
on conducting our one on one meetings as part of
listen to each other's stories, passions, motivations,
and priorities in terms of justice issues in Memphis.
April 3, First Tuesday, Catholic Ministry to Gay and Lesbian
Persons (everyone is welcome, the food, fellowship, and
speakers are wonderful, you don't have to be gay to come!)
Pot Luck supper, all welcome. 6;30 PM. Speaker follows. Marian
Hall, under the sanctuary at Immaculate Conception
Cathedral. 1695 Central Ave. Parking lot
is at the rear, around the block.
April 4, 2018, will mark the 50th anniversary of the
tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the
Lorraine Motel here in Memphis
is a very useful listing of April 4 events
Civil Rights Museum events:
April 2-3, 2018, MLK50: Where Do We
Go From Here? Symposium
The first day will be a legal symposium, a
joint venture with the University of
Memphis, Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law.
The second day will be led by thought
leaders and scholars.
Monday April 2
& Tuesday April 3, 2018
Where Do We Go From Here? Symposium
two-day MLK50 Symposium will convene
scholars, historians and thought leaders
from across the country to present on the
state of civil and human rights issues and
racial and economic equity 50 years after
the death of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. The Symposium will take place April 2-3, 2018, and
will culminate with a commemorative
ceremony on April 4, 2018, of the
50th anniversary of Dr. King’s
assassination at the historic Lorraine
Motel. Click here to
register for the April 2panel
discussions and purchase tickets for the
Keynote lunch with Eric Holder, and click here to
register for the day two symposium.
April 4, 6:01 PM. Bell
Tolling, throughout the US. Is
your church participating? Contact the Civil Rights Museum.
April 4, "I AM 2018" March, United
Education Assn of Shelby County, 9 AM - 2 PM
April 4, 2018, 50th Anniversary
Commemoration MLK 50
Scholars, lawyers, practitioners,
celebrities, icons and new movement makers
be present for the tribute on the 50th
April 4, 2018
Historic Marker to be Unveiled at Site of
Forrest Slave Mart. The dedication
of the marker will occur as part of a
“Service of Remembrance and
Reconciliation,” to be held at Calvary
at 12 p.m. on April 4.
April 4, 2018, An Evening of
Storytelling A night with Civil Rights
Icons who worked closely with Dr. King
and New Movement Makers who are motivated by
April 4, 2018
Wise, author of Dear
will be at the #MLK50 event
co-hosted by Memphis Leaders
for Kids & New Leaders.
This takes place at 6:00pm at
the New Olivet Worship
Center, 1000 Woodland Hills
April 6-8. Clayborn Temple.
"Union", a new musical. $20 and up. "...three preview
performances of “Union: A Musical” and a
community conversation that brings
together community members, activists,
artists, influencers, and civic leaders to
discuss the ongoing work of democracy in
our city and in our nation." https://www.claybornreborn.org/union/
April 6-8 Memphis Islamic Center, Family Enrichment Weekend.
Stress on Animal Rights. We encourage you to
join us for this exciting weekend and hope you and your family will
enjoy yourselves in the company of other community members while
learning about an important contemporary topic. Only
the workshop requires registration. All other programs are free.
Please see schedule below.
April 6: Bonfire,
Community Dinner & Pinewood Derby
- 6-8 pm Pinewood
race car derby for children 7 - 12
organized by the Muslim Boy Scout. There will be prizes for
design and speed. Car design session and practice date TODAY
Saturday March 31st at 6pm
- 7:30 - 8:30 pm Dinner
& Bonfire with short lecture
by Sh Yasir Qadhi (Bonfire Cancelled due to
with Sh Yasir & Youth Bonfire (register)
- 10:30 am-2 pm: Animal
Rights in Islam with Sh Yasir Qadhi
- 7:30 - 8:30 pm Youth
Bonfire with Br Safi Khan
April 8: Sisters'
- 3-5 pm:
Sisters' Halaqa with Sh Yasir Qadhi
Saturday April 7, 2018 All Day
March from St. Mary's Cathedral to City Hall in
commemoration of Ministers March from Cathedral to City Hall,
April 5, 1968. On April 7 2018 from 11am to 4pm, there will be a
full day of celebration venerating the historic gathering and
march. At 11am, a Jubilee Block Party with food and fellowship in
the Courtyard. At 1pm, an Inter-Faith Worship service with a
wide variety of participants including Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson,
Rev. Dr. James Netters, Father Nicholas Vieron, Rust College
Choir, St. Mary's Cathedral Choir. At 2pm, march to City
Hall (rally follows at 3pm). Mayor Strickland is scheduled
to meet and welcome us in a different fashion than Mayor Loeb 50
As Rev Dr Lawson has moved to California (active e.g.
with migrant farm workers) it is a rare opportunity to see him in
Memphis; he was perhaps the most major voice inducing MLK Jr. to
come to Memphis.
(St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar)
April 7 (tentative). Saturday, American Association of
University Women. Meet & greet, 10:15 AM, speaker 10:35
(Meeting open to all) Poplar-White Station Library, 5094
Poplar (in front of the skyscraper)
April 8 , 3 PM The University of
Memphis Chamber Singers at St. John's Episcopal
April 8th at 3:00pm The
Chamber Choir from the University of Memphis will be presenting
their Spring choral program at Saint John's. Under the direction
of Dr. Ryan Fisher, the choir will perform a variety of works
including works with organ and oboe.
April 8, 1 PM. Kick It 5K, Shelby Farms Park. Festival, 1
mile walk, 5K race, plenty of other activities.
Enter Gate 10, Mullins Station Road. To benefit Kosten Foundation
for Pancreatic Cancer Research. https://www.kickit5k..comracesonline
Monday April 9, 2018
Lynching Sites of Memphis Project
LSP Monday meeting at First Baptist
Church (200 East Parkway North) from 5:00 -
This usally has wonderful bits of local history; this
meeting may well inlude a discussion of tyhe relationship
with local group MICAH.
2017 events and earlier, see
For Older events Click Here