Voices on the River II: The Power of Stories

A unique evening of multi-faith, adult learning on the Mississippi River

Date & Time:

Sunday, July 24, 2016
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
July 24, 2016, 3:30 boarding; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. boat cruise


$36 per person before July 15, $42 per person after July 15 (vegetarian snacks provided). Payment due at the time of boarding (prior registration required)


Chartered riverboat on the Mississippi
Departure from Padelford Landing, Harriet Island, St. Paul


contact Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein at 651-247-2650

Hosted by By The Rivers, students, teachers, and storytellers, will explore the power of stories. Together we will engage in discussion, text study, and artistic exploration of the truth and wisdom in stories. We will consider the way stories transmit values and shape perception in our lives and in a variety of religious traditions. Our learning will held on a three hour riverboat ride on the Mississippi.


  • Jim Bear Jacobs, member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation and pastor at the Church of All Nations
  • Anse Tamara Grey, teacher, founder of Daybreak Press Global Bookshop and Gathering Space
  • Andrea Marboe, writer, activist, and artist at Magpie Solutions, LLC
  • Rev. Dr. John Marboe, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, humanities professor, and laborer
  • Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein, teacher, founding director of By The Rivers, and an Apple Genius

Hosted by By The Rivers and sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning with support from Niagara Foundation, Hineni: A Center for Adult Jewish Learning and Contemplative Practices, and Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.

Online: http://bit.ly/btr_stories
Email: register@bytherivers.org
Mail: 690 Cleveland Ave South, 55116
Phone: 651-247-2650

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.