March 14: The Basics of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Faith
March 21: Extremism in Christianity, Islam and Judaism
March 28: What we hold in common as the Three Children of Abraham
St, Mark’s is partnering with Islamic Networks Group (ING), a non-profit organization that promotes interfaith understanding and education for the public. ING and St. Mark’s both respect our American value of separation of church and state. ING’s mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups. It provides both presentations about Islam and interfaith panels, such as the one tonight, where adherents of different traditions talk about their faith and its role in the contemporary world.
St. Mark’s as a church strongly believes that greater understanding of what it means to love our neighbor is at the heart of following Jesus’ teachings. We are proud to promote this series as a way of educating the public about both the positive aspects of religion and the ways religion can be abused.
Donation for this event: $10 a lecture. 100% of the proceeds of this lecture series will be split between ING & St. Mark’s Community. Donations are merely a suggestion; please do not let the cost keep you from coming; or, if you care to see more programming like this in our community, please feel free to be generous with your donation.