10-10:30 a.m.: Coffee & Conversation with program coordinator Adrian Bendick
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Presentation
The program will be held at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Drive, Chandler.
Registration is required to attend.
This presentation provides a brief history of the Baha’i faith’s origins and beliefs and shows how there is a great similarity and direction that has been manifested in the teachings of religions across the world. Baha’is believe that despite cultural differences and historic perspectives, communities of religious faiths must be instrumental in bringing about social evolution, establishing unity among peoples, solving environmental challenges and improving our world by living the universal virtues summarized by the Golden Rule of each person doing to others what they would have others do for them.
Peggy Schlesinger was first a teacher of the hearing-impaired working in Fort Madison, Iowa and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Masters of Business Administration at University of New Mexico and worked for Sandia National Laboratories for several years. She moved to Chandler 29 years ago and worked for Intel Corporation as an Enterprise Data Architect, analyzing and organizing data structures throughout the corporation, until she retired. She is married with one grown married son but no grandchildren, yet.
Peggy is also a member of the Baha’i Faith. The Bahá’í Faith does not have any clergy, but she has served many years on the Local Spiritual Assembly, an elected administrative body. In her hope to raise awareness of the importance of unity in diversity, which requires us to eliminate all forms of prejudice, she has served on the Chandler For Our City, Chandler Diversity Advisory Group, and Chandler4Change. She is one of the organizers for the Chandler “Race4Unity” Fun Walk/Run” annual event, which will be held on Dec 10 at Desert Breeze Park at 9 a.m.