Join others from around the world at the International Day of Friendship 2017!
There are so many nations represented in Nashville–let’s bring them together.
~Rev. Brian Fesler, Co-Organizer
The International Day of Friendship began in 2011 when the United Nations recognized that “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.”
In 2015, more than 80 community members came together at the Church of Scientology in Nashville to celebrate Friendship Day, break down barriers, and increase friendship across racial, religious and socioeconomic lines. Police officers and gang members participated in the same room. Racial and national lines were crossed with abandon, bringing African American,Caucasian, Indian, African, Hispanic and Asian attendees a new look on each other and life.
The same happened again in 2016, with a focus on religious diversity. There were Methodist, Baptist, Sikh, Scientologist, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, those with no religious affiliation and more who attended the discussion to break down barriers.
It’s time to come together again, for another ground-breaking event. And this year, it’s an International Potluck! Please bring a dish that represents your nationality if you can, and arrive by 4pm; your registration will help us get an accurate count. We welcome your participation!
Dinner: 4:00 PM, Program Starts: 4:30 PM