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Compassion Across Faiths


The Wilkinson Public Library continues its “Building Common Ground: Discussion of Community, Civility and Compassion” program series by showing the 3-hour film Forgiveness followed by a panel discussion, with host Ehren Borg from the Telluride Institute’s Compassion Festival. We plan to begin the evening at 5 p.m. with h’oeuvres. The screening starts at 5:30 p.m. Following the film at 8:30 p.m. a panel of local leaders whose work is deeply mired in the theme of compassion will speak. Panelists will include Michael Saftler, Jewish Community Leader; Keri Yoder, District Attorney; Nancy Anderson, co-director San Miguel Resource Center; Pat Bailey, Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church; Tree Cooper, Alpine Chapel Pastor; Deacon Mike, St. Patrick’s Church, and Jonathan Barfield, Buddhist Scholar. The program was originally to be hosted by Judge Sharon Shuteran in May. In honor of Sharon, who died suddenly in early May, and the compassion she brought to her work and her community, we will serve her famous carrot cake recipe, prepared by The Butcher and the Baker. Please join us in this important discussion as we explore our capacity to bring more compassion and forgiveness into our homes, into our community, and into our hearts.