Three monotheistic faiths in the world (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) accept Abraham as the father of all nations. To honor Abraham with regard to the spirit of dialogue, the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies plans to hosts regularly a panel discussion program that brings community leaders and clergy from the three Abrahamic faiths to engage in a dialogue about the commonalities of and common issues concerning the Abrahamic communities over delicious food. Each speaker gives a brief interpretation on the given topic from their own background followed by a collective discussion over the topic. This event acknowledges the demand and importance for interfaith dialogue and the positive role it plays in society. Although this event represents Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all religions are welcome to the table.
In this special gathering, our distinguished speakers are Rabbi Daniel Greyber from Beth El Synagogue, Rev. Mandy Mizelle Norris from Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Assistant Imam Fahrettin Merakli from IITS-NC. Theme will be creating a culture of thanksgiving.
Venue: The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC)
Address: 1391 SE Maynard Rd. Cary, 27511
Date & Time: Sunday, Nov 20th, 2016 at 3pm
3:15 – 4:00 Talks
4:00 – 4:20 Collective discussion over the topic and Q&A Session
– Admission is free. Refreshments will be served
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– Please kindly RSVP by Nov 20th.
– Please see below for speakers’ biographies and abstracts.
For better and worse, Christian traditions are incredibly diverse — sometimes divergent — in our understandings and expressions of our faith. Yet all Christians observe the sacrament of Communion, and for many it is a central ritual. Communion is also known as the Eucharist, which comes from the Greek word εὐχαριστία, meaning “thanksgiving.” At their best, Christians remember and reflect a spirit of thanksgiving and union — with one another and God — during Communion, and embody that spirit at the many other tables across our lives where we meet and share with others.