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May 2021

Russia and the Former Soviet States: Life, Religion, and Easter

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The iconostasis in the Church on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia. Paul Gesalman has visited Russia numerous times in the past ten years and has visited all but three of the former Soviet Republics. Those visits include leading two Friendship Force journeys to Russia and one to Azerbaijan. He will speak on life in those countries and how they were impacted by the Soviet era. Special attention will be given to the religions of the region and particularly the importance…

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Including People with Hearing Challenges in FFNCA Activities

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop by Susan Wolf on how to better include people with hearing difficulties in FFNCA activities.

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June 2021

Islamaphobia, a Book Talk by Jordan Denari Duffner, Georgetown University (Registration required; not an FFNCA event)

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Islamaphobia, a Book Talk by Jordan Denari Duffner, Georgetown University  Arson and vandalism at houses of worship. Bullying at schools and harassment at the grocery store. Political scapegoating and institutionalized discrimination. Muslims in the United States and beyond have faced Islamophobia in a range of forms. This ground-breaking book argues that Christians though they are not the targets of Islamophobia should be at the forefront of efforts to end the prejudice and discrimination that Muslims face. Writing for Christians of all…

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Zoom session with the Rumi Forum

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will be participating in a Zoom session with the Rumi Forum, a group focused on building intercultural and interfaith understanding.  Ibrahim  Anli, Executive Director of the Rumi Forum, will be telling us about their activities increasing  interfaith understanding  and awareness of Turkish Culture. Prior to that we have an opportunity to join in a  Rumi Forum  book talk Zoom  on Thursday June 3 from 6-7:15 pm on Islamaphobia. (Registration required)

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July 2021

Day Trip to Gettysburg with FF Harrisburg

July 11

Signup required by May 26th. Activities include: Meet at Gettysburg Visitors Center and view film on Gettysburg narrated by Morton Friedman and the Panorama (circular painting of Pickett's Charge). Fee is $14 (senior rate) which also allows entry in the museum for those who want to see it after lunch. Tour the battlefield in our own cars with two or three stops for narrative by a Harrisburg club member who is also a Gettysburg historian.The Harrisburg club will provide camp…

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Bastille Day Happy Hour

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for a happy hour to celebrate Bastille Day. Check your email for details and Zoom link.

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August 2021

National Friendship Day Happy Hour (Re-scheduled)

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us to celebrate National Friendship Day on Zoom. Check your email for details and Zoom link.

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Picnic!

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902 United States
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We are doing a tour of Brookside Gardens starting at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic at noon. Sign up information in your email.

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September 2021

International Peace Day Zoom Happy Hour

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Visit Glenstone Museum

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glenstone, 12100 Glen Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
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Tour Glenstone Museum. Optional lunch at Mama Lucia's at 3:00 p.m.. Registration required to join the group (information in club email)

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