Each year, the Festival of Faiths features nationally renowned speakers who share their views and insights on how to promote unity and strengthen our community. In an effort to make these speakers as accessible as possible to our target audiences, the Festival of Faiths collaborates with several partner organizations to offer more than one chance to see these speakers during the Festival. Don’t miss these opportunities to see the following Festival of Faiths keynote speakers.

Reverend Joan Brown Campbell: Co-author of the international Charter for Compassion and Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution.

Compassion and Community
Thursday, November 15, 12:00 p.m.
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Rev. Campbell and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will talk about how compassion is defined in our congregations, Louisville’s efforts to set the standard for what defines a “Compassionate City” and how these efforts follow the guidelines set in the international Charter for Compassion.
Cost to attend the event is $25.
Click here to order tickets, or call the Festival of Faiths at (502) 583-3100.

Compassion in Congregations: Worship and Luncheon
Friday, November 16
Worship: 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky
Following a worship service in Caldwell Chapel, Rev. Campbell will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon at Hundley Hall in Gardencourt, where she will share her insights on how compassion is defined and exercised in our religious congregations.
Tickets for the luncheon are $15.
Click here to make reservations, or call Dana Cormack at (502) 894-2291.

Reverend Canon Sally Bingham: Founder and President of The Regeneration Project, which is focused on its Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) campaign, a religious response to global warming.

Climate Chaos: The Hottest Generation Ever
Thursday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.
University of Louisville, Strickler Hall
The Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light will host this event that will explore faith’s call and just people’s responsibility to respond to the climate crisis.
This event is free and open to the public.
Send an email to info@kentuckyipl.org for more information.

Be Careful What You Burn
Friday, November 16, 9:00 a.m.
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Rev. Bingham will deliver a keynote address on the morality of energy efficiency along with its environmental, social and practical benefits.
This event is free, but reservations are required.
Click here to order tickets, or call the Festival of Faiths at (502) 583-3100.

Scott Brusaw: Solar energy expert and co-inventor/co-founder of Solar Roadways.

Building the Solar Roadway
Thursday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.
Kosair Shrine Club
812 South Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky
The Rotary Club of Louisville is hosting this event, where Scott Brusaw will talk about the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy and renewable energy resources.
Cost to attend this event is $20. Call Debe Skidmore at (502) 589-1800 to order tickets, and be sure to mention that you are a guest of the Festival of Faiths.

Festival of Faiths Youth Program
Friday, November 16, 9:00 a.m.
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Scott Brusaw will be among the presenters for this event, which is open to middle school and high school students.
This event is free, but reservations are required.
The teacher/school representative sponsoring the class’ participation in the Youth Program must call the Festival of Faiths at (502) 583-3100 to make a reservation.

More details about these and other Festival of Faiths events are available on the Festival Events page of our website.

For questions, please call us at (502) 583-3100 or email us at festivaloffaiths@interfaithrelations.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Festival of Faiths!