THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Dialogue Dinners

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Civil Conversation about Current Issues

“A Spectrum of Faith” will be the Dialogue Dinner topic at the Wallace House on Thursday, November 2 at 6 pm. Writers and editors from the Drake Community Press at Drake University will speak and engage in discussion about their 2017 book, “A Spectrum of Faith”, which is a collaborative effort between students and members of 15 different religious traditions in the Des Moines community. The goal of the publication is to make Iowans more aware of religious diversity in the state.

The program will include a short presentation about the book from Drake University faculty Carol Spaulding-Kruse and Tim Knepper.  Table discussion follows, led by students from Drake University who researched and wrote essays for the book. A sample of photos from the publication, taken by photographer Bob Blanchard, will be on display. After the discussion, copies of “A Spectrum of Faith” will be for sale. All proceeds from the book support the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Food Pantry Network.

The Wallace Centers of Iowa’s Dialogue Dinner program gathers stakeholders together to discuss current issues in a civil way, engages community residents with local experts, builds greater awareness and understanding, and inspires further action. Past dinner discussions have addressed water quality, immigration, healthy brain aging, and mental health.

Cost for the dinner and program is $20 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Deborah Boyer at 515.243.7063 or emailing Please provide information about dietary restrictions in advance.

Please note: Beginning April 1, 3.5% will be added to credit card payments.



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