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Crafting a Life that Matters: An Interfaith Book Dialogue, Co-Sponsored with Raindrop Turkish House and the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest

  • Raindrop Turkish House 4337 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX, 78230 United States (map)

Dates: 5 Sundays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Tuition: $15/5 sessions

Register by: June 23

Enrollment:  8 min./35 max.

Location: Raindrop Turkish House,  4337 Vance Jackson Rd., SATX 78230

Across five Sundays, we will study and discuss Emily Esfahani Smith’s new book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters. Each week we will dive into one to two chapters, exploring Smith’s proposal that creating a meaningful life entails four key elements: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. A different member of the group will be asked to lead each week’s discussion. Co-sponsored by our friends at the Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Turkish House, this group is organized by Sumeyra Tek, Gulsum Arslan, Fatma Arslan, and Dhawn Martin. There will be light snacks.

Dr. Fatma Arslan teaches electrical engineering at UTSA and is a leader in the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest.

 Gulsum Arslan has a bachelor's degree in Math Education. She volunteers at Raindrop Turkish House through teaching the Turkish language and organizing cultural events. 

Dr. Dhawn Martin is the Executive Director of the SoL Center, and holds a Ph.D. in Theological and Philosophical Studies from Drew University.

Sumeyra Tek is a Ph.D. student in Physics at UTSA and volunteers as Outreach and Event Coordinator of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest.