Open Heart Conversations

Explore & Celebrate

World Religions and Spiritual Traditions

Open your heart. Expand your mind. Change the world.


What can you learn from other faiths? What do you know about other religions? What can Christians learn from Muslims, or Jews from Hindus, or atheists from believers? These are the questions we’ll explore at Open Heart Conversations. Whether you’re a devout follower of your faith, wisdom tradition, agnostic, curious, seeking a new spiritual path, or somewhere in between, there is wisdom to be found in understanding and connecting with different religions and spiritual traditions.

Open Heart Conversations is a place to meet, talk and learn about faith traditions and spiritualities. You are invited to open your heart and begin a journey of transformation to create mutual understanding, compassion and friendship. The Dalai Lama wrote, “Finding common ground among faiths can help us bridge needless divides at a time when unified action is more crucial than ever.”

You are invited to explore and celebrate spiritualities as varied and rich as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American Spirituality and African Wisdom Traditions. Experienced teachers and respected leaders will come and share their teachings, helping to foster respect, tolerance and human connection. Every month, we’ll expand upon a different world religion or spiritual tradition through guest speakers, art, music, interactive activities, Q&A, and panels.

Hosted by Rev. Dr. José M. Román, Rev. Todd Humphrey and Rev. Heather Shea, Open Heart Conversations are open to the public and welcome to all. Learn more about our hosts here.

2019 Schedule

May 19 - Bhakti Yoga as a Path to Awakening with Radhanath Swami

June 2 - Queer Spirituality: A Celebration of LGBTQ Spirit

July 28 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

August 25 - Wicca

September 29 - Bahá’í

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Past Events

Science and Spirituality with Dr. Jude Currivan

Zoroastrianism with Ferzin Patel, M.A.

Tuvan Shamanism with ChokBar

Christianity with Rev. Dr. Dale Irvin

Toltec with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. & don Jose Ruiz

Islam with Dr. Khadijah Matin

Judaism with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie

Hindiusm: Ramakrishna with Swami Shantatmananda

Interspirituality with Rev. Diane Berke

Buddhism with Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell

African Spirituality with Iyanifa Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens

Click here to watch past Open Heart Conversations or to watch on Livestream.