‘Circles of Faith’ launches first community dialogue Feb. 11

The Wausau community will have an opportunity to engage in conversations about faith and interfaith relations at a series of three “Circles of Faith Dialogues,” the first set for February 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Northcentral Technical College.

The discussion series, which will take place over the next three months, invites members of different religions to share personal experiences, stories and traditions of their faith with the group, encouraging discourse on the commonalities of religion and learning about other cultures.

Trained facilitators and religious leaders will lead the small groups and introduce discussion questions to foster open dialogue across faiths.

The event schedule and topic areas will be:

Sunday, February 11 – Describe an experience with religion that changed you.

Sunday, March 11 – Tell a story about a time when you felt misunderstood or misrepresented because of the perceptions of your beliefs.

Sunday, April 15 – Tell a story about a positive experience with someone of a different faith or belief tradition.

Each event will consist of smaller group discussions that encourage individual storytelling, followed by a larger group dialogue that brings together and highlights the group discussions.

The program is free and open to the public, and members of all beliefs are encouraged to attend.

To register please contact Julie Bunczak, WIPPS program manager, at or 715-261-6234.

Circles of Faith, an ongoing project of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS), is made possible through a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities.