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Interfaith Exploration

Children of Abraham

Christians, Jews, Muslims – all are members of faiths that claim descent from Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, by 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. What can we do, as followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to encourage safety and peace in our own locations?

This 5-week spiritual journey into friendship 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. 


The course will also follow the post-9/11 journey of three New Yorkers who found that learning about one another's faiths also drew them closer to God through their own faith traditions. The text is The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew - Three Women Search for Understanding, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner.

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