Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Baptist Church Palo Alto
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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November 2017

Toward Understanding: A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Conversation

When: Sunday, November 05 2017 @ 02:00 pm - - 05:00pm
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Contact: elizabeth AT
Where: 330 Ravenswood Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Description: "Hearts for Justice: Toward Understanding: A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Conversation" is an event is to educate participants about misunderstandings surrounding these different faiths, to highlight the work of local interfaith organizations, and to encourage participants to find a way to proactively engage in dialogue and action.

Please join us for an interfaith conversation between leaders in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Rabbi Sarah Weissman, the Reverend Matthew Dutton-Gillett, and Sheikha Maryam Amir will be our featured speakers for this event.

In this dialogue, we are hoping to move beyond the great and formidable edifices of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which means also to move beyond the stereotypes that we tend to have about these great traditions. Instead, we hope to give one another a glimpse into the way in which the sacred stories of these faiths have interacted with and transformed our personal stories, which is nothing less than a glimpse into what it is that is compelling to each of us as followers in and leaders of our respective traditions. And perhaps… how, especially in this season where our public discourse seems to be disorienting and divisive, our traditions invite us into a different way of talking and being together that we find thoughtful and hopeful and helpful in cultivating a heart for justice. We believe that this more personal encounter between our traditions will do more justice to each of them. And, as you will see, we will each have something to say not only about what is powerful to us in our own faiths, but how we understand our faiths to shape our interaction with the world in terms building a world that is more just.

Following the conversation there will be an interfaith community resource fair in Trinity Hall. This event is free and there is childcare avaliable. Tickets are recommended as space is limited. RSVP for childcare is required.

This event is sponsored by Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)

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