Father’s Day Interfaith Forum Scheduled in Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL –The second gathering of interfaith religious leaders is scheduled for Father’s Day, June 17th at 7 p.m.
The inaugural launch of this groundbreaking gathering of religious leaders was held May 20th at the Hampton Inn Daytona Speedway. The forum’s continuing theme: "What do you Really Believe When Doctrine and Theology Fail You?" was well received by the attendees last month.
Hiram Echevarria, a local minister, and the event host, spoke on many topics including discussions on Echevarria’s belief that the first evangelist was a woman, how God forgives, his option on what God thinks about gay marriage, and more. Several other religious leaders and even attendees spoke and sung, including Rabbi Dr. Stanley Howard Schwartz and Bishop Lee. There were questions from the audience, including one about what it means to be agnostic. Rabbi Schwartz works with people at the end of their lives, some of whom say they are agnostic and wonder what happens to them when they pass away. Schwartz and Lee will attend once again this month.
This month, Echevarria has invited disabled Iraq Army veteran Ryan Tooher to perform. Tooher plays the guitar and sings and has said that music kept him alive while he was in Iraq.
Echevarria is an ordained Doctrinal and Theological minister, and a Millington, TN Naval Air Station graduate. He is a certified Minister of Reconciliation through the E.L.C.A. Interdenominational and InterFaith Reconciliation. In addition to his faith studies, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies over the last 17 years building stores and analyzing them to bring them to a positive profit position, while training leadership teams to leave a viable business model. He is also an author of a book that shares the title of the forum: What do you Really Believe When Doctrine and Theology Fail You?
CIEE, a 50-year-old company that brings students to the U.S. on foreign exchange through the J-1 Visa to improve public diplomacy, will once again participate and offer information on their foreign exchange program.
Attendees are encouraged to attend and examine their faith. Anyone interested in attending, are welcome to come to the Hampton Inn Daytona Speedway, located at 1715 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach this Sunday at 7 p.m. The forums will run every third Sunday through December. For more information, contact Echevarria at 386-675-2672, or myfathershouse23@