Children of Abraham is a frank series of conversations on faith from personal perspectives. It grew out of inter-religious friendships that were simply too rich not to share. John Eby (a Christian professor of History, Loras College), Alan Garfield (a Jewish professor of Computer Graphics at the University of Dubuque), Adib Kassas (a Muslim psychiatrist at Mercy Hospital), Bonnie Sue Lewis (a Presbyterian Christian professor of Mission at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary), and John Waldmeir (a Catholic professor of Religion at Loras College) decided to organize interfaith conversations so as to broaden the dialogue and learn from others. The group invites community members in conversations and events throughout the year.
2016-17 Conversations (Thursdays at 7pm)
Sept 15: Religion and Politics – Loras College, Alumni Center Ballroom
Oct 20: Ecology and Faith – Temple Beth El, 475 W Locust
Nov 17: Scripture Study (Torah) – Steeple Square, 1584 White Street
Jan 26: Scripture Study (Christian Bible) – Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 16: Life Ethic (Abortion, Capital Punishment …) – Tri-State Islamic Center
Mar 23: The Impact of Interfaith – University of Dubuque, Hadley Aud
Apr 20: Scripture Study (Qur’an) – Wartburg Seminary, 333 Wartburg
In addition to our Ecology and Faith conversation at Temple Beth El on October 20 at 7:00 p.m., we will host the popular annual Sukkot harvest celebration (with food) starting at 6:00 p.m. Come hungry.
Every Thursday except Conversation weeks
5:30 p.m. in the Loras Interfaith Prayer Space (Alumni Campus Center, 580)
Visit cofabraham.org for more details.