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Events: Winter's Light, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 18, 2004

Three storytellers from three faiths, along with acclaimed singer Elise Witt will share the stage in “Peace and Winter's Light: An Evening of Muslim, Jewish and Christian Holiday Stories and Songs" on Saturday, December 18th.

Performances by storytellers Janice Butt, Opal Muhammad and Warren Jacobs will focus on the common themes of celebration, light and peace. The program will be held in the sanctuary of Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2676 Clairmont Rd. NE, Atlanta GA and start at 7:30pm.

The event is cosponsored by Central Congregational United Church of Christ, Congregation Bet Haverim, the Islamic Speakers Bureau and the Southern Order of Storytellers.

The program is free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served following the performances.

“It is my hope that this storytelling event will inspire others to reach across the divide of religion and find the common human spirit that unites us all in our shared destiny,” said Audrey Galex, the Atlanta storyteller who is coordinating “Winter’s Light. “It is also my hope that this event will be a springboard for future interfaith storytelling programs in our community on a regular basis.”

For more information:
Audrey Galex, Roots & Wings Life Stories, 404-486-7377, Cell: 404-862-9498, Audrey@RootsWings.com



Janice Butt is the founder of Founder of Women’s Imaginative Guild of Storytellers. She directed the 2003 and 2004 StoryFair at Callanwolde and organized 10 performances at the Royal in Historic Norcross to celebrate Women’s History month in 2004. Her performances include her original creations “In Love With JFK” and “Home: Shelter Stories.” Janice draws on 30 years experience as a teacher to create stories like “Sammy the Gossip” which teach and entertain.

Warren David Jacobs is an Atlanta psychiatrist, as well as a composer of Jewish music, writer and storyteller. He has produced a tape, "Shirei Nafshi – Songs of My Soul," and in 2002 he edited a book, "Tree Stories: A Collection of Extraordinary Encounters."

Opal Muhammad is a writer, playwright, and theater instructor. She is currently developing a women’s theater company focusing on contemporary women’s issues, and tells stories to promote peaceful exchange and progress.

Elise Witt is a singer, composer, teacher, recording artist, and community activist who uses her "Global, Local & Homemade Songs" to help us find our individual and collective voice. She has nine recordings on the EMWorld label and tours internationally.