Interfaith Open Table Hawaii is an open forum to “encourage interfaith dialogue for mutual understand and building community partnerships.” The forum was organized in July 2000 by a committee consisting of representatives from the Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian, American Friends, Bahai, Jewish, Muslim, Humanists and those with no specific faith.
Interfaith Open Table meets the third Tuesday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The location is typically either First Unitarian Church or Harris United Methodist Church (please check the calendar.) Each month, one or more speakers address topics of interest to the interfaith community.
We also convene monthly Interfaith Conversations Windward at Pohai Nani Retirement Community in Kaneohe, first Mondays at 1 p.m. Programs feature presentations by a wide-range of speakers.
Participants are encouraged to also bring up social issues for better understanding, including those that may be controversial. In order to maintain as much openness as possible, it was agreed that Open Table would not take organizational positions, however community partnerships would be encouraged.