Discussion on Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 6:30PM—8:30PM (CST): Dr. Zuniga will participate in a free interfaith panel and community event hosted by Peace of Christ Church, which will take place at ArtSpace (231 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas, 78664).
Rev. Kyle Tubbs is the Lead Pastor of Peace of Christ Church and moderator for this free community event.
* More details soon
Bios of Panelists
Dr. David Zuniga earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has a practice focused on spiritually integrative counseling. He also earned a masters degree in comparative religion from Harvard, was ordained in South Korea as a Zen Buddhist priest, and worked for over a decade as a Zen/interfaith chaplain in pediatric and adult end-of-life healthcare. Dr. Zuniga also has a masters in English literature; you can learn more his interdisciplinary work here.
Rev. Uchechukwu (“Uche”) Andeh is the pastor of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Giddings, Texas. He was raised in a large, urban parish, in Southeast Nigeria where he had dreams of becoming a priest as a young child. Fr. Uche was ordained in 2012, and has been serving central Texas in ministry since then.
Imam Shaykh Mohamed-Umer Esmail is currently the Imam at Nueces Mosque in Austin, Texas. He is a Canadian born, traditionally trained scholar. He has Ijazah in Qira’at, Hadith and Fiqh from renowned scholars. He also has over fifteen years of experience in youth and marital counseling.
Dr. Jagannath Vedula is one of the few few Founding Trustees and is also on the Board of Trustees of the Austin Hindu Temple and Community Center. He has served AHTCC as the founding Religious chair, Vice-president, President and volunteer. Along with his involvement in AHTCC, he volunteers for various other non-profits and manages their IT needs when needed. His major contributions and interests have always been religion, community welfare activities and speaking about Hinduism.