Peace Day 2017

The Nashville Church of Scientology hosted a multi-faith dialogue for International Day of Peace Sept. 21, a day set aside by the United Nations for “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” Rev. Brian Fesler, senior pastor of the Nashville Church, welcomed everyone, saying “It has never been more important to foster an atmosphere of religious freedom.”

The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All,” and the dialogue, titled “Religious Freedom and What It Means Today,” brought together a panel of Middle Tennessee and Kentucky faith leaders who spoke to the need for understanding and mutual respect among all people.

Panel members included the Rev. Dr. Jason Curry, Dean of Fisk Memorial Chapel; the Venerable Bhante Nanda, Spiritual Adviser of the Kentucky Meditation Peace Center; Michael Spencer, representing Baha’is of Middle Tennessee; and Rev. Enoch Fuzz, Pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church.