News from Thanks-Giving Square and The Thanks-Giving Foundation  |  September  2017

Finding Hope in a Time of Terror

Join us for our next Interfaith Council speaker series event "Finding Hope in a Time of Terror" featuring Dr. Jeff Gusky. During this special presentation we will take a journey to discover the origins of modern terror and where hope lies. Learning to confront terrorism will change your life and make you feel happier, safer, more productive, more creative and fully alive!    

September 11, 2017 | 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Third Church of Christ, Scientist
4419 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219
Free admission 

About Dr. Jeff Gusky:
Jeff Gusky is an emergency physician and National Geographic photographer. His life as an explorer and artist began in December, 1995 when on a hunch, he found an obscure remnant of a Nazi concentration camp. Since that day, he's been on a quest to understand why terrorism continues and where hope lies in a time of terror. His work is currently featured at The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.
Support The Thanks-Giving Foundation in September

Thanks to you, last year The Thanks-Giving Foundation raised $7,650 on North Texas Giving Day! This annual one-day event allows donors to give to one or more of the 2,500 nonprofits participating on

New for this year, donors can schedule their gifts before September 14. Simply go to  the website between September 7 and September 13, and you will be able to schedule gifts early. 
Discovering the Mystical Arts of Tibet

In August The Thanks-Giving Foundation  partnered with the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States  to present two educational events highlighting the rich culture and traditions of Tibet.   

On August 14th Thanks-Giving Square hosted a special Puja (ceremonial worship) and lecture on "A Buddhist Approach to Working with the Emotions." 

And on August 15th the famed multi-phonic singers from Tibet's Drepung Loseling Monastery performed traditional temple music and mystical masked dances at Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano. This extraordinary performance featured elaborate costumes, traditional instruments and unique multi-phonic singing. The monks of the famed Mystical Arts of Tibet tour have traveled throughout the world for over twenty years to share Tibet's legacy of Wisdom and compassion . 

Upcoming Events
Venue: Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 4419 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX
Admission: Donations welcomed

September 11, 2017 | 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Thanks-Giving Square
Admission: Free

September 14, 2017

September 21, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Klyde Warren Park to Thanks-Giving Square

1,000 Ministers March for Justice
On August 28th faith leaders from around North Texas came together on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington and historic "I have a dream" speech. 
Sponsored by Faith Forward Dallas and hosted by Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, leaders gathered to recommit themselves to the work of justice and peace, recommitting to the work of the civil rights movement and standing together against racism and white supremacy. They also came together to pray for one another and for the community.
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