Children of Abraham

Dubuque’s Children of Abraham 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.

Children of Abraham is a frank series of conversations on faith from personal perspectives.  Loras College participates in the interfaith conversations aimed at enhancing understanding of religious traditions in a non-threatening, non-competitive environment.  These conversations are not debates but rather dialogues grounded in civility, a willingness to listen to others, and to learn and reflect.

We also participate in community service activities together and host events offering hospitality to the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities around religious holidays or seasons.

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