8 - 11
Nov 2021 - Dec 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GMT -6:00 Central TimeAdd to Calendar (ics)
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 descendants are often trapped in mutual suspicion, misunderstanding and conflict. In this year, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the end of 20 years of military involvement in Afghanistan, the question seems more urgent than ever: What can we do, as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to encourage safety and peace in our own locations? What can we do as followers of Jesus, the infant refugee, to welcome those who come fleeing violence? This pre- and early Advent spiritual journey 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, a spiritual journey very relevant to today’s world. Learners must obtain the book “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner, which is not included in the course fee. This is the story of the three New Yorkers’ interfaith journey after 9/11. Since this session is during November and December, there will be readings and opportunity for discussion each Monday-Friday except for Thanksgiving weekend. It ends the second week of Advent. There is no set time to be online.