Date: July 31, 2018
Venue: Church of Scientology, 1130 8th Ave S, Nashville TN
Tickets: Free at Eventbrite
Join people of various cultures and creeds at the International Day of Friendship 2018! The theme this year is “Many People; One Community.”
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.
And yet again in 2017, we had a multitude of more than 20 nationalities all sitting at tables together, breaking bread and discussing values.
It’s time to come together again, for another ground-breaking event. Registration, networking and dinner begin at 4pm; the program begins at 4:30pm. We welcome your participation and urge you to bring people who would not ordinarily engage in such activity!
President, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President on United Methodist Affairs, Meharry Medical College
President, Nashville Stake of the LDS Church