Children of Abraham Project – 9/7/13

Children of Abraham Project – 9/7/13
On Saturday, September 7, an interfaith event is being hosted at St. Francis beginning at 6pm. This interfaith project, is the second in a series called The Children of Abraham Project and is the product of the lengthy prayer and discernment by one of our members, Tim Dyer – who is also a Postulant for Holy Orders. According to Tim,

The idea for The Children of Abraham Project was developed as I was examining our Baptismal Covenant. I felt that I was not fully living into the promises I made. The question from the Baptismal Covenant that really struck home was “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” I felt that I was not fulfilling this vow by not responding to injustices that I see in our society, but more importantly in our own communities. In offering this event to our community, our hope is to bring change and reconciliation to the world – one mind, one heart at a time. Racism, prejudice, and violence are all-to-common, even in America. Finding peace among and within our communities cannot be successful without each of us working together to defeat hatred, injustice, and the stereotypical images that permeate our communities.

Last October the first event held at St. Francis with over 45 people in attendance. The feedback that we obtained was very good, and we were encouraged to have another event. One of the topics that seemed to be of interest was the roles of the husband and wife in a marriage. Speaking on behalf of the Jewish prospective will be Mr. Harvey Stone. Mr. Stone is a practicing Jew from the Warren area who is well versed in his religion and traditions. Speaking from Muslim prospective will be Sam Qadri from the Jamestown Islamic Society. I will be speaking on behalf of the Christian prospective, and will be using Ephesians 5:21-33. Our goal is to inform, educate and combat prejudices.

Refreshments and finger foods such as cookies, cheese, crackers, vegetable and fruit trays will be provided.

**There is no cost to attend this event. However, due to limited seating, interested persons are asked to RSVP to St. Francis Church or or 814-779-0869 by Monday, September 2.**

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