Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska
Theme: “Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?”
March 1-4, 2018

About Us

The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation.Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace.

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Meeting the Other: Can We Talk?

We are living in a culture of increasing polarization that borders on chaos.
Our society is divided culturally, politically, economically, and racially. Educational level, sexual identity, geographical region, ethnicity, race, and class have divided our nation.

As a result of these growing divisions within our society, we are not listening to one another.
We are gravitating toward conversation only with those with whom we agree on issues. We have barricaded our communities of faith and failed to reach out to our brothers and sisters of the three Abrahamic faiths, much less other faiths or those who advocate no religious belief.

Can we talk/listen to one another?

At the Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska we will demonstrate the art of building bridges of godly love, and participation in holy conversation. We can agree to disagree with civility and respect while upholding the core values of our various traditions.



Help Launch the

Heart of Hendersonville Project!

Based on Parker Palmer’s book: Healing the Heart of Democracy

An eloquent and empowering call for “We the People” to reclaim our unity in an era of divide and conquer politics.

In 2011, Palmer was named one of 25 “People Who Are Changing Our World.”

Launch Event:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Assembly Room, City of Hendersonville Operations Center
305 Williams Street, Hendersonville
No Cost

Featuring Keynote Speaker
John Fenner
Director of Programming at Palmer’s
Center for Courage and Renewal,
Seattle, WA

A dynamic speaker, Fenner will explore Palmer’s five “habits of the heart” that can be developed in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to help us find our way back to each other.

Introduction of
Heart of Hendersonville Project
Strengthening our city by actively engaging all communities.


Come listen!

RSVP by March 10th: