“Conversations” Features Variety of Traditions


Conversations is a discussion based program highlighting topics with the intent to distill those topics among a diverse range of faith traditions. This gathering is held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month. The gathering occurs in the Social Hall of Highland Presbyterian Church on Cloverdale Ave.


They typical format for discussion includes a guest presentation for a duration of roughly 25 minutes followed by small-group conversations related to the presentation and concluding with a final period of group discussion.  The program ends at 8:30.


To highlight the variety within the program offered see the examples below of recent presentations:

·         “A Profile of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)” with Bishop Nathaniel Ivers

·         “The Feminine Principle of Shakti in Hinduism” with Sita Somara

·         “The Power of Prayer” with Bob Coley

·         “The Hajj to Mecca” with Shadi Qasem

·         “The Hare Krishna Tradition” with Sarva-drik Das


Conversations’ diverse planning team includes Barry Geller, Wilda Spalding, Issa Badarin, Michelle Voss Roberts, Bob Coley. Truman Dunn oversees and organizes the planning commitee.


“Conversations” grew out of “Journeys,” another monthly program sponsored by Interfaith Winston-Salem.  While “Journeys” is built around an early Sunday morning meal, “Conversations” is held in the evening without food.


The meetings are open to the public at no charge.  Registration is not required to participate.  Ample parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Highland Presbyterian’s Social Hall.  The entrance to the social hall is located on the side of the building facing the parking lot.