Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christian-Muslim Sacred Text Reading THIS Thursday (12/16)

Sacred Text Reading
THIS Thursday, 12/16, 7:30pm
@ Neighborhood Housing Services (Main Conference Room)
333 Sherman Ave.

Our friends at Pathways for Mutual Respect have invited members of ECV and Masjid Al-Islam to engage in a series of sacred text readings, the first of which was a great success back in November. This month we will again be digging in to the topic of repentance, with a bit more of a lean towards forgiveness.

The basic structure will involve a reading from the Qur'an with some explanation from a leader at Masjid Al-Islam, a reading from the New Testament with some explanation from a leader from ECV, with the majority of time reserved for conversation in mixed small groups.

It seems to me that in looking to love and bless the Muslim community here in New Haven, a good place to start is in establishing understanding and conversation in dialogue with the texts in which we encounter God.

So, let me encourage you to come and join the conversation Thursday evening. We will be meeting at Neighborhood Housing Services at 333 Sherman Ave. We will meet in the conference room, which is accessible through the main visitor’s entrance. I look forward to seeing you there.


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