45-090 Namoku St
Kaneohe, HI 96744
An Interfaith Conversations Windward event, a companion to Interfaith Open Table. Meets at Pohai Nani Retirement Community in Kaneohe, typically first Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Programs feature presentations by a wide-range of speakers.Sister Joan Chatfield has been a Maryknoll Sister for 67 years. She says, “I feel like I’ve got another whole life ahead of me. I actually realize now the best times of my life are when I am with other religious persuasions and how we come together.”
For 36 years, she taught in Catholic schools in Hawaii. She then became the executive director of the Institute for Religion and Social Change, an organization that promotes interfaith activities.
Sister Joan worked at Chaminade University, where she was dean of humanities and fine arts, and she served as the ecumenical officer for the Honolulu Catholic diocese. She headed the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities and Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii. She also held executive positions on the Honolulu Commission on the Status of Women, the Honolulu Theater for Youth, and Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii.
Sister Joan was named among the “Living Treasures of Hawaii” for her many years of education, community service and advocacy in Hawaii. She stands strongly on many issues of justice and seeks to foster understanding between faiths to promote an all-inclusive love and compassion for all humankind. She has been the host of a television show in Hawaii that promotes interfaith dialogue.
For more Information: Samuel Cox, 808-779-3606