The Dialogue Institute is inviting the general public to two upcoming events related to its Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative program on religious pluralism, which concludes February 13. Twenty young adult students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand have been in Philadelphia since January 9 for the five-week program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. They will wrap up the residential portion of the program on February 3, and then depart for Arizona and then Washington, D.C. for a concluding study tour before returning to their home countries.
Tuesday, February 2, 5:40-9 pm: Keeping the Dialogue Alive - Dinner and Interfaith Panel Discussion
20 S. Valley Road - Paoli, PA
The evening begins with dinner, followed by a presentation and discussion at 6:30 pm with DI staff and the 20 YSEALI students. Cost is $25 for both the dinner and program ($15 for presentation only); space is limited for dinner. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.
Wednesday, February 3, 9 am-2 pm: Festival of Country Presentations
Tuttleman Learning Center, #300AB
13th & Montgomery - Philadelphia, PA
Students will present research on each of the five participating countries related to the themes of the program - religious freedom and pluralism, democracy, human rights, etc. The presentations will also include brief summaries of YSEALI students' newly developed action plans as they prepare to return to their home countries. Presentations will be approximately 40 minutes for each of the five countries and shared in the following order: Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The program will conclude with a community lunch at 1 pm (RSVP requested; ID is required to enter the building).
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