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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori to speak at international leadership events in October

September 10, 2010

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has accepted invitations to speak on topics of faith in three key conferences attracting international audiences in October: Fortune Magazine"s Most Powerful Women Annual Summit; an interreligious panel with the Dalai Lama at Emory University; and Maria Shriver"s Annual The Women"s Conference.

On October 5, the Presiding Bishop will participate in a panel on Pursuing a Purpose, about faith and leadership in the face of disaster, at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Annual Summit in Washington, DC. The conference theme is Building a Legacy, and participants will share aspects of leadership, building businesses and organizations, succession, mentoring, and making a difference in the world. Other panelists are Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED and Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor.

On October 17 and 18, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will join other world religious leaders in the Interfaith Summit on Happiness: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today's Society, at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University in Atlanta. The two-day forum opens with an address by the Dalai Lama, followed by a discussion on the topic with the Presiding Bishop, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned scholar on Islam.

On October 18 at Emory, she will present and discuss "The Pursuit of Happiness in the Christian Tradition: Goal and Journey." Other presenters will be Rabbi Sacks, Nasr, and the Venerable Matthieu Ricard, a world-renowned Buddhist teacher and author.

On October 26, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will be featured at California First Lady Maria Shriver"s The Women"s Conference. Following this year"s theme, It"s Time, the Presiding Bishop will address It"s Time to Talk To Women Who Know First Hand What It Takes to Lead. Moderated by CNN anchor Campbell Brown, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will join Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo! and Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney/ABC Television Group.

In addition to these, the Presiding Bishop"s October visits and events include presiding at the consecration of the Bishop in the Diocese of Rio Grande, chairing The Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, and visits to the Episcopal Dioceses of West Virginia, Milwaukee, Eastern Michigan and Western New York.

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