In Good Faith

Talking About Religion

Whether we are secular, spiritual, religious, or a mix of all three, religion threads through our lives in our family histories and cultural encounters. Yet because of our own experiences or limited knowledge, many of us are afraid to talk with each other about religion. Writer and chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will offer hands-on tools and discussion prompts to help participants explore the impacts of religious experience, affiliation, and practice, as well as ways to connect across religious difference. At the host's request, this conversation may be customized to fit the specific needs of their community



Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo | Portland

Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo has created extensive curricula on religion and intercultural competency and served for nine years as an Episcopal school lay chaplain. She is trained in facilitation for community, conflict, and collaboration with a creative arts focus. Elizabeth holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and her poetry has been published in many literary journals, including Fourteen HillsAnglican Theological Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. She hosts the Eavesdrop podcast and curates the Artists in Conversation Series for Interfaith Muse.

Program Themes

Community , Identity , Spirituality

Equipment Needs

digital projector , screen , speakers , wireless Internet access

All equipment optional