Have you ever met a Chinese Imam? Join me for a unique class on February 13, and you will be enlightened by the wisdom Imam Abdur Rachman Chao brings through his teachings. Imam Chao and I have been paired up with Pastor Taylor Ince for a very special program comparing Jewish, Christian and Muslim concepts on “Original Sin.”
This program is the brainchild of our monthly multi-faith study group, which is playfully referred to as the Galleria Gang. We are a group of rabbis, imams and evangelical ministers who explore our differences and similarities by examining themes from our sacred scriptures.
In February, the Galleria Gang is holding a three-part series on the themes of creation. Our hope is to enable members of our respective communities to share the rewards that come from the kind of exploration we do together every month. Each faith is committed to bringing at least 10 members to learn from each other as we discuss our values and teachings.
This program promises to be an extremely rewarding experience. If you are interested in one or all of the classes, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Creation in Abrahamic Traditions
Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30
February 6, 2020 | Six Days of Creation | Beth Yeshurun
How do our faith traditions inform our beliefs about living in a Created Universe. How old is the Universe and other questions about how we correlate science with Creation.
February 13, 2020 | Adam and Eve and “Original Sin”? | Church Location TBA
How do our faith traditions understand the story of Adam and Eve, eating the “forbidden fruit”? Are humans born in “original sin”? And if so, what does that mean? Was the Snake “the Devil”?
February 20, 2020 | Humanity Created in God’s Image |Turkish Center
How do our traditions interpret this concept and how does it relate to how we treat people of other faith traditions? What is the role of humanity in God’s Creation? What does God expect from humanity? What does God hope for humanity?