The Diverse Settlers Committee of the Washington County Historical Society will offer a tour and program from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, that includes a brief history of each early faith community and of the erection of its religious building at each site, plus a tour of the building.
The tour, titled “Abrahamic Faiths in Fayetteville, Arkansas — Mosque, Church, Synagogue: Beginnings and Connections.”
The schedule of the tour, which is limited to 75 people:
- 1 p.m. — Start at the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas at 1420 W. Center Street (You may use the adjacent university parking lot.)
- 1:40 p.m. — Speaker: Raiyan Syed, head of public relations. Be prepared to leave shoes in the entry area of the Islamic Center before the tour at the Islamic Center.
- 2 p.m. — First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin Street
- 2:40 p.m. — Speaker: Phil Butin, co-pastor
- 3 p.m. — Temple Shalom, 699 N. Sang Avenue
- 3:40 — Speaker: Jacob Adler, rabbi
- 3:50 — Presentation of Video: Temple of Peace by Hayot Tuychiev, School of Journalism, U of A, and a member of the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas
- Panel — Abrahamic Faiths: Interconnections & Perspectives
- Moderator: Clint Schnekloth, pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of NWA
- Panelists: Jacob Adler, rabbi, Temple Shalom; Raiyan Syed, head of public relations, Islamic Center; Nancy Mays, member and organizer, First United Presbyterian Church; Phil Butin, co-pastor, First United Presbyterian Church
Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited. To sign up for the tour, contact Tess Kidd at WCHS Headquarters at 479 521-2970 or by email at email@example.com. For reservations, please provide the following information: number of people attending, whether you need a ride for the tour, and whether you are only attending part of the tour.