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“A Fearless Heart” Panel Discussion

Monday, February 5, 2018

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fiedler Atrium

In partnership with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Crow Collection for Asian Art, FirstChurch will host a panel of faith and civic leaders to reflect on the book “A Fearless Heart” by Thupten Jinpa. Together, we will discuss compassion in our everyday lives. Read the book. Network with like-hearted citizens. Inspire and be inspired together. FREE BOOKS AVAILABLE.

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Linda Evans
Linda Abramson Evans is founder of the Committee on Refugees and Volunteer Guide to Refugee Service Agencies in Dallas-Fort Worth, projects she maintains as a board member of the Dallas United Nations Association.  She serves on the Thanks-Giving Square Interfaith Council as a representative of Congregation Beth El Binah and assistant to Faith Forward Dallas, among volunteerism for other community organizations.  In her professional life, Linda is a Lecturer of English as a Second Language at Southern Methodist University, teaching advanced courses for international graduate students.

Omar Suleiman
  Imam Omar Suleiman is the President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He’s also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith alliance for peace and justice.

Dr. Andy Stoker
Dr. Stoker is the Senior Minister of First United Methodist Church. Serving in the heart of downtown Dallas since 2013, he has forged strong partnerships with numerous civic organizations. His formidable leadership skills and passion for equality combined with his research in theology and family systems give Dr. Stoker a unique and clarion voice in the areas of advocacy, community outreach and racial reconciliation.

He is married to Megan Callahan Stoker and they have two sons: Alex and Wesley. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and earned his seminary degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Stoker completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University.

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