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Truths and Common Misconceptions (about my faith tradition)
Followed by an open forum Q&A
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Meet the Panelists:
Rabbi David Burstein, Judaism
Rabbi David Burstein serves as the Rabbi/Educator at Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the co-creator of Our Village a unique and innovative learning experience. He has worked for the past 25 years as an experiential educator and was ordained as a rabbi from HUC-JIR Cincinnati in 2001. He has served congregations in Richmond, Indiana and Dayton, Ohio and served on the staff of Earlham College. He was the director of Kulanu -The Cincinnati Reform Jewish High School from 2003-2018 and is a national expert in teen education. He is known for his work in the field of spirituality and meditation and is an educational consultant for innovative and creative programs. He has been trained at Harvard College in their program on mediation and negotiation. He has also traveled with peace negotiation missions to Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Northern Ireland.
Dr. Deborah Clark Vance, Baha'i
Dr. Deborah Clark Vance retired from McDaniel College, Westminster, MD where she was an Associate Prof (in Intercultural Communication & Media Studies) & Dept Chair. She moved to Cincinnati in 2016 and holds a Ph. D. from Howard University, Department of Communication & Culture. She now participates on the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths Steering Committee as well as EquaSion. She's been a member of the Baha'i Faith for many years and is on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Cincinnati.
Shireen Desai, Zoroastrian
Shireen Desai is from Cincinnati. She was raised in an Indian-Zoroastrian family, enriched with beautiful culture and traditions passed down from her parents and grandparents. She attended Ohio State University for college and graduate school in public health and health administration. She currently works at OSU James Cancer Hospital in oncology clinical research.
Rev. Brian S. Morgan, Pagan
Reverend Brian S. Morgan has been a practitioner of magick for the better part of 25 years. After having a series of psychic experiences off and on from the time he was two years old, he discovered witchcraft when he was just fourteen and from there began a life long quest for knowledge of the great mysteries. He runs and operates the Ohio Valley Pagan Society, which hosts pagan events and does charity runs. The goal of the organization is to bring pagans together and help spread knowledge on paganism. Brian has had several published articles in magazines and has been featured on radio programs. He currently spends most of his time working on his various art projects, focusing on Theurgy Magick, and raising his 2 daughters.