Understanding Our Scriptures and Ourselves
Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that their Scriptures are God-originated messages to humanity. Yet we have sharp disagreements about what is included in the Scriptures and how to understand them. What are Tanak, Old-New Testaments, and Qur’ān? Are they related to one another? Do the Scriptures relate to the ways believers live? Does God “speak” in different “voices” to different faith communities? Is there a unified message? How might we understand “hot-button” passages? What may we learn from one another?
The Fall series opens our 12th year of Inter-Faith Dialogues. All sessions are held at the Respect Graduate School where there is ample parking. The discussions are candid and respectful. The recommended donation of $20 per person covers the initial dinner, refreshments, and expenses for the entire series. All sessions are held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:15-7:30 PM and conclude by 9:00 PM.
SEPTEMBER 26 DINNER (Dietary observant). No presentations. Getting Acquainted.
OCTOBER 3 JEWISH UNDERSTANDINGS with Rabbi Melody Davis of Temple Covenant of Peace
OCTOBER 10 CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDINGS with Rev. Dr. Walter Wagner of Moravian Seminary and Respect Graduate School
OCTOBER 17 MUSLIM UNDERSTANDINGS with Shaykh Mohammad El-Shinawy of Yaqeen Institute and Religious Director at IECPA
OCTOBER 24 OPEN DISCUSSION
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RESPECT GRADUATE SCHOOL IS LOCATED AT 2200 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, BETHLEHEM 18017. AMPLE PARKING, HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE, MASJID ON PREMISES
THE PROGRAM IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE LEHIGH DIALOGUE CENTER, RESPECT GRADUATE SCHOOL, AND MORAVIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY