Category Archives: Interfaith

AIC TO HEAR PARLIAMENT PANEL

A panel of 10 McMurry University students, professors and the university chaplain will present the program Tuesday for the monthly meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council. Title of the presentation is “Interfatih Immersion: Learning Through Experience.” The panel will talk about connecting what they learned at the recent Parliament of the World’s Religions to interfaith work in West Texas. The

Read more

CEDAR: TOUGH BUT REWARDING

By LORETTA FULTON A two-week gathering of people from all over the world in Abilene last summer carried the cumberson title, Communities Engaging with Difference And Religion. Thankfully, it was shortened to its acronym, CEDAR. Still, one participant, Kelvin Kelley, associate professor of theology and coordinator of student diverstiy programs at Hardin-Simmons University, kept asking himself a question throughout the

Read more

McMURRY ADDS INTERFAITH MINOR

By MARK WATERS “Shaped by Christian principles, McMurry University challenges students to examine our complex world from multiple perspectives in preparation for lives of leadership, service, and professional success.” This recently revised mission statement is the cornerstone of McMurry’s decision to develop a minor in interfaith studies. I will unpack the intent of the mission statement below to show the

Read more

ABILENE HOSTS WORLD VISITORS

      Dr. Mohammad Al-Sayyad, an Abilene physician, leads Juma’a Prayers     By LORETTA FULTON The theme for a two-week gathering in Abilene of people from various ethnicities and countries is “Hospitality and the Stranger,” but the group, hosted by Hardin-Simmons University, is learning that in Abilene at least there aren’t any strangers, just plenty of hospitality. The

Read more