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09 Oct

Online Lay Servant Workshop: Children of Abraham

Time & Date

Event Starts:
10/09/2017 12:00PM
Event Ends:
11/12/2017 5:00PM
Time Zone

CT - Central Time

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Event Details

Christians, Jews, Muslims — all members of faiths that claim descent from Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, in whose family God promised “all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Five thousand years later their spiritual descendents are often trapped in mutual suspicion, misunderstanding and conflict. What can we do, as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to encourage safety and peace in our own locations? This class is a beginning, an opportunity to explore the mutual roots in story of the three “Abrahamic religions.” It will focus on what we have in common, how each faith’s wisdom can enrich our own, and how to begin having interfaith conversations. This five-week pre-Advent spiritual journey into friendship finishes before Thanksgiving (instead of taking up Advent time). And is very relevant to today’s world. Participants must obtain the book “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner, which is not included in the course fee. There will be daily readings and opportunity for discussion several times a week but not on Saturdays and Sundays, and there is no set time to be online. This is the story of the three New Yorkers’ interfaith journey after 9/11. This course is eligible for 2.0 CEU. This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course with 10 contact hours in Lay Servant Ministries. Price: $50.

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