Join Rabbi Grossman and area Christian and Muslim clergy and scholars for a series of three dynamic discussions about what we believe and how we practice our faith traditions.
Sunday, October 30: Dr. Mike Ghouse of the American Muslim Institute and Father William Au of the Baltimore Archdiocese: What We Share, Where We Differ and How We Can Still Get Along – An introductory look at basic practice and belief (that does not deal with the below two subjects).
Sunday, November 13: Imam Mahmoud Abdel-Hady of Maryum Islamic Center and Reverend Jane Wood of Locust United Methodist Church: This World and the Next: Birth, Death, Mourning and the Afterlife – An opportunity to discuss life cycle ceremonies and beliefs about the soul, fate, reward and punishment, and the afterlife.
Sunday, December 4: Imam Ali Siddiqui of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies & Understanding, and Dr. John Ahn from the Howard University School of Divinity: People of the Books: How Do We Apply Our Ancient Holy Books to our Modern Lives – Every Abrahamic faith has what the Biblical Scholar Phyllis Tribble calls “texts of terror,” verses that condemn nonbelievers and can be used to justify violence against the “other.” How has each of our three traditions dealt with these difficult texts as the conditions under which they were created or transmitted have changed and in an effort to conform to other texts in our holy Scriptures that command us to love our neighbor and protect the weak?
Co-sponsored with the Howard County Muslim Council
Fee: $15 members; $30 non-members
Register online at www.beth-shalom.net
Refreshments at 7:00 pm
Trialogue at 7:30 pm
Sponsor: Howard County Muslim Council