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SOAR Community Network host a community event as OWN's Belief Team Partner.

The SOAR Community Network is a Belief Team Partner, in association with Values Partnership and OWN Network’s upcoming BELIEF Series.

What is the BELIEF Series and who is part of the Belief Team?

BELIEF is an exploration of the power of our diverse belief systems, faith practices and cultural traditions to connect us to ourselves, sustain us through the most challenging times and bind us closer together in community with one another.

Premiering on October 18th – 24th on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, this 7-night series features a collection of deeply personal and culturally diverse stories about the unique spiritual journeys of people around the world as they work to seek lives of meaning and purpose greater than themselves.

The Belief Team is a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds that will explore and build relationships through conversations around three guiding questions:

  1. What do we believe and how does that belief system bring us closer to our life purpose?
  2. What do others believe and how can we learn more about those beliefs and our common humanity?
  3. How can we connect more closely to other communities of faith and belief to impact the world for the greater good?

Our goals for our events are to build dialogue around the power of our distinct as well as our shared beliefs and cultural experiences. These events will provide opportunities to deepen dialogue within our community that foster interfaith/intercultural understanding.

We will be hosting two events in September and October as part of our commitment as a Belief Team Partner.


Attend our Online Discussion on Compassion and Healing.

What would you like to ask related to spirituality, compassion, hope and healing? Send In Your Question.

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From September 11th – 21st, the Belief Team, working collaboratively with the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Values Partnerships and our global family, will be engaging in a conversation called the Belief Days of Compassion and Healing, as we go deeper into our beliefs, compassion and courage to move forward.

Our first event will be held as a live streaming discussion via Google Hangout Air in conjunction with #BeliefDays of Compassion and Healing.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: from 8:00 – 9:30 pm EST
Location: Google Hangout Air

View the Live Stream Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shBkYFzyr18

We will be featuring spiritual teachers, Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Rabbi Bonny Grosz and Richa Badami, who will provide their insights during this moderated discussion.

Online attendees can register to join the live discussion, send in questions in advance and comment throughout the event.

Register in advance (It’s Free) and let us know you’ll be attending:


or via Facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159000567447319/

Send in your questions for the panel regarding compassion, healing, faith and hope in advance and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Tweet your comments and questions during the live forum using @MaliPhonpadith #SOAR #OWNTV #BeliefDays

Watch our Online Forum via Live Stream on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8PM EST.

Reserve a Seat.

This event is free to the public and registration is highly recommended.

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Let us share your powerful story belief story.

Share your belief story with us. How did you uncover or discover your purpose in life?

Submit your story and we will share it on our blog throughout the month of October as part of our #BeliefStories initiative.

Sumbit Your #BeliefStory

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The SOAR Community Network is an official partner with the OWN Network and Values Partnership for an upcoming initiative to bring our global community together.

Inspired by Oprah’s landmark upcoming BELIEF Series the SOAR Community Network in partnership with African and African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University will co-host an evening of BELIEF.

A Night to Believe

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: George Mason University – The Hub
4400 Rivanna River Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030

Our event will feature powerful speakers who will share their journey from pain and turmoil toward belief and healing. We will also moderate a panel discussion of our local community and spiritual leaders as they share their insights and wisdom on the power of compassion, spirituality and community.


Learn more about the OWN Network’s BELIEF series: http://www.oprah.com/app/belief.html

Register to attend this free live event: http://soar-own-beliefteam-event.eventbrite.com