Intersections – Cedar Rapids

a civility project of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa


Portrait of Chairman Jim Leach of the National Endowment for the Humanities, photographed by Powers and Crewe Photograhy




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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

Civility, or sometimes the lack of, is what clearly defines a society or a community. How do we treat other people, particularly when there is disagreement or tension? Do we remember the basic humanity of the other person in our actions and in our public discourse, or do we dehumanize and demonize?

With an admirable 30-year record of service as a representative from Iowa in the United States Congress, Jim Leach will share his wisdom and draw from his experience to discuss civility in the public arena.

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Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 30.
Email or call 319.364.6148. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!
lunchonusBeginning September 2016, we are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or Who are you going to invite?

Who should be attending Intersections?
We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

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You can now find Intersections on Facebook. We will have updated info on speakers for the coming months. Reservations will still need to be made by email or phone.

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.