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2017 NAIN "Connect" Conference

2017 NAIN 'Connect' Conference

August 6-10, 2017



4-Day Workshop Schedule

(* changes may occur) 


Sunday 8/6 - 'Interfaith Awareness Week' 

Peace Ceremony Opening / Meet & Greet  

Indigenous Blessing / Dinner / Proclamations

San Diego Interfaith Choir / Karl Anthony


Early Morning meditations led by various faiths Mon-Thurs. 


Monday 8/7 - Azim Khamisa - Creating Love & Harmony from Conflict

Snacks / Meet the NAIN Youth Scholars  

Lunch / Inter-generational Dialogue

Tour San Diego Alcala Mission

Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis - The Birthplace of California

Tour and have dinner (on own) at Old Town San Diego (3-hrs.)


Tuesday 8/8 - Harmony Through Women Clergy (panel)

Trumped and Scared / Multi-faithLiving / From Dissonance to Harmony

Compassionate Living / Spiritual Diversity in Education / 

Analysis or Synthesis in Interfaith / Promoting Faith Harmony

Faith Works: In Political Arenas

Snacks / Harmony From Less Familiar Faiths (panel)

Harmony Above & Below / Inclusive Interfaith in Cities

Plurity Not Sameness / Interfaith - Just Another Religion?

Creation Stories for Kids / Interfaith Education for Kids

Harmony as a Response to Hate / Reducing Predjudice, Bias & Bigotry

Lunch / Tour Mormon Cathedral Grounds

Rev. Christian Sorrenson - Ancient New Thought Wisdom

Rabbi/Cantor Gabi Burrows - Harmony Through Judaism

Sikh Dinner

Dr. Jaswinder Bath -  Sarbat da bhala i.e. Wishing Well for ALL

Sikh Cultural Performance

Ice Cream Social


Wednesday 8/9 - Toward Global Morality of Community & Peace (panel)

Snacks / How to Engage the Elephant in The Room /

Breaking Down the Walls Around Interfaith / Crossing Boundaries

Art & Poetry Creating Interspiritual Community

Faith In Action - Interfaith Community Building in North America

Lunch / Imam Taha Hussane - Evangelicals, Islam & Interfaith

Tour Balboa Park / 

Interfaith Pizza Dinner at International Cottages

Celebration of Life - Music, Dancing & Fun


Thursday 8/10 - The Tension Between Harmony & Justice (panel)

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon

Snacks / Speak Out Session

2018 NAIN Connect Presentation


We have extended Registration

at the $349.00 rate until June 25th. 


From June 26th and after, registration for the 4-day conference will be increased to $399.00 (no exceptions).

[18-35 will remain $199 until August 1, 2017] 

Due to the timing of ordering items such as conference bags, pens, special gifts, etc., those registering after June 25 may or may not receive conference gifts or have a food choice for meals.


Register at: 


Register for apartments at UCSD until June 30:

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Sponsor a Youth 

For only $199, you can pay for the 4-day registration of a young adult (18-35) to attend this conference and have their voice heard.  THEY MUST REGISTER ONLINE THEMSELVES so we can create a conference badge for them and know their food preferences.   Pay it Forward! 


Looking for beds for Out-of-Town Youth Attendees.  

If you live in San Diego and can house a youth or two for the conference,  please email us at:



Accepting Contributions 

Thank you for the tax-deductible checks we have received.  You can contribute on-line thru PayPal on our website .  


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